Multifunctional and Smart Polymers in Food and for Food Packaging

A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Polymer Applications".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 29 February 2024 | Viewed by 285

Special Issue Editor

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Polymer utilization in food and food packaging is an expanding field. Multifunctional and smart polymers can print innovative features on food products ready to support the high demands of consumers regarding nutritional and sensory value. Still, at the same time, they can ensure a high degree of food safety.

This Special Issue intends to offer scientists working on all facets of multifunctional and smart polymers in foods and food packages across the globe a venue for the communication and rapid publication of high-quality original research and review papers. It covers but is not restricted to the synthesis, production, characterization, and practical uses of these materials.

Dr. Oana Lelia Pop
Guest Editor

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  • multifunctional polymers
  • smart polymers
  • innovative food
  • food packaging
  • edible packaging
  • nano/microencapsulation
  • probiotics
  • bioactive compounds
  • food structure
  • nutritional value
  • food safety

Published Papers

This special issue is now open for submission.
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