Special Issue "Biodegradable Films and Coatings as Emerging Trends in Food Packaging Processes"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 December 2023 | Viewed by 1082
Interests: food technology and quality control; food biopolymers; food chemistry; food analysis; food processing; food and nutrition; food preservation; food safety
Food packaging is a critical factor in maintaining food quality and safety during storage, transportation and sale. Traditional packaging materials are widely designed to protect food from mechanical damage, harmful radiation and gases that promote undesirable reactions, as well as to prevent contamination by pathogenic microorganisms and toxic chemicals. For these reasons, millions of tons of plastic are produced annually worldwide, but they are non-degradable and cannot be recycled. As a result, plastic materials and food waste accumulate in oceans and landfills, causing severe damage to ecosystems. Thus, there is huge potential and strong research interest in developing and manufacturing packaging materials from biodegradable ingredients.
This Special Issue on “Biodegradable Films and Coatings as Emerging Trends in Food Packaging Processes” seeks high-quality research focusing on the latest advances in food packaging materials and technologies. Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Novel technologies in the production and application of biodegradable food packaging materials;
- Biopolymers-based packaging as films and coatings in food preservation and safety;
- The fortification of biodegradable films and coatings with, e.g., antioxidants and their effectiveness as food packaging materials;
- The effects of food waste derived bioactive compounds on intelligent biodegradable packaging materials;
- Nanomaterials as biodegradable food packaging.
Dr. Persephoni Giannouli
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- biodegradable packaging
- bioactive compounds