Special Issue "Biodegradable Polymers for Food Industry"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 August 2023) | Viewed by 1274
For the last 50 years, polymeric materials have been widely used for the manufacturing of foods because of their performance and ease of production. These polymers can be classified into three categories according to their production origins: extracted from biomass, synthesized from bio-derived monomers, and produced from microorganisms without any noxious effects on health. With the attractive features of the polymers such as biodegradability and bio/environmental compatibility over non-biodegradable synthetic polymers, biodegradable polymers have found widespread applications in food industries, i.e., food packaging, nutrients protection, etc.
The primary aim of this Special Issue is the presentation of the latest advances in the practical applications of biodegradable polymers in producing new, safe, and high-quality products in traditional and modern food industries. In addition, manuscripts focused on characterization, structural–property relationships, and degradation processes of biodegradable polymers are also welcome.
Dr. Fanghui Fan
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- natural-sourcing extractions
- food packaging
- green food processing
- degradation process
- structural properties
- functional foods