Special Issue "Smart and Nanostructured Bioactive Food Packaging Systems II"

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2023 | Viewed by 76

Special Issue Editors

Department of Chemical Engineering, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Republic of Korea
Interests: bio-based films; coated paper; materials characterization; nanocomposites processing; bioactive films; coatings for food packaging applications
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National Institute of Agrarian and Veterinary Research, Rua dos Lágidos, Lugar da Madalena, 4485-655 Vila do Conde, Portugal
Interests: food and food packaging analysis; food bioactives; food contaminants; mycotoxins; food packaging migration; development and validation of analytical methods for the determination of food components and food contaminants; mass spectrometry applied to food analysis; development of active packaging with antioxidant properties; edible packaging
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Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food products are highly susceptible to microbial contamination that may affect their quality attributes and reduce their nutritional value. Over the past two decades, nanotechnology has been investigated as a promising strategy to enhance the performance of bio-based films and coatings in preserving food quality through the development of nanocomposite materials, as well as nanoencapsulated and multilayered/nanolaminate delivery systems. These innovative packaging systems have the potential to modulate the release of the entrapped bioactive agents, which may maintain their concentrations at a critical level for microbial growth inhibition over long periods of storage. Along with nanostructured packaging systems, smart/intelligent packaging materials can serve as efficient and cost-effective means to monitor environmental conditions in the food supply chain through their ability to communicate information related to storage conditions and the quality of the stored food using sensors/nanosensors located in food packaging systems.

In this context, we are organizing a Special Issue of Polymers entitled “Recent Advances in Smart and Nanostructured Bioactive Food Packaging Systems”.

This Special Issue focuses on the latest progress in the development of smart packaging systems and nanostructured materials incorporating bioactive compounds and their application for preserving food quality. You are invited to submit your latest research in the form of original full articles, communications, or reviews on this topic.

Dr. Hajer Aloui
Dr. Ana Teresa Sanches-Silva
Guest Editors

Manuscript Submission Information

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Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.

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Published Papers

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