According to a paper published by the material science research team at Syracuse University in the journal Science Advances, it is possible to reduce the amount of packaging by using pasta with a complex shape. It is a structure that deforms pasta with a complex and bulky shape by applying heat.
The research team has been studying the deformation mechanism using a mixture of gelatin and cellulose in the past. This time, it was developed so that it could eventually be transformed into pasta. They discovered a structure that mixes pasta and synthetic ingredients and uses a computer model to transform it by carving specific grooves on the top of the pasta before heating.
There are two types of home designs. One is heated with parallel engraved grooves, resulting in pasta crust and curling. The second is a radial groove, which becomes a cone-shaped cone when heated. The research team explains that by combining the two designs, various shapes can be created.
The research team says that using modified pasta can reduce the amount of pasta package by 59 to 86%. This can lead to reduced packaging costs as well as shipping costs. It can be said that it is like a hot flower blooming in hot water. Related information can be found here.