To investigate soluble and edible polymeric materials such as microcapsules, films, and coatings for food products to provide sufficient mechanical and barrier properties.
Xampla is based in Cambridge, UK and developed its expertise in supramolecular engineering of plant proteins to produce new materials with no synthetic content. Xampla has a strong pipeline of application projects across the areas of microplastic alternatives, coatings, and flexible packaging.
As a Product Development Manager your main activity will be to develop natural, soluble, or edible biopolymers to generate barrier shift on food products, either by coating or microencapsulation techniques to protect food grade sensitive ingredients (nutraceuticals). The job holder will have soul responsibility for the scale up of Xampla’s microencapsulation, coatings, and other food contact material application projects.
In the first instance the establishment of a robust conversion process, from lab to pilot scale, considering functional requirements and proper shelf-life stability for the established end user application.