Lectures: 6 h 

Main Topics:

Fundamentals of polymer chemistry.
Correlation between intrinsic properties of macromolecules and macroscopic physical-mechanical properties of polymers.
Polymeric formulations. Polymeric additives.
Polymeric materials used in packaging.
Polymeric materials used in cosmetics and pharmaceuticals packaging.
Interactions between packaging materials and fragrances: chemistry and regulation.
The barrier effect in some polymers.
Biopolymers used in packaging.
Recycling of polymeric materials.

    Dr. Benedetta Ciuffi, PhD
    Department of Chemistry “Ugo Schiff”
    University of Florence, Italy
    email: benedetta.ciuffi (at)
    phone: +39 055 4573458