Special Issue "Food Packaging Based on Nanomaterials"

A special issue of Nanomaterials (ISSN 2079-4991).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 25 August 2018

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Amparo López-Rubio

CSIC - Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnología de los Alimentos (IATA), Food Safety and Preservation Department, Valencia, Spain
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Phone: +34-9639-00022
Interests: micro- and nanoencapsulation, functional foods, controlled delivery, biopolymers for food packaging, nanomaterials for food applications, structural characterization
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Maria Jose Fabra

CSIC - Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de los Alimentos (IATA), Food Safety and Preservation Department, Valencia, Spain
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Phone: +34-9639-00022
Interests: biobased polymers and composites, active and bioactive packaging, barrier biocomposites, edible coatings, food contact surfaces, enzymatically active materials, nanomaterials, encapsulation
Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marta Martínez-Sanz

CSIC - Instituto de Agroquimica y Tecnologia de los Alimentos (IATA), Food Safety and Preservation Department, Valencia, Spain
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Phone: +34-9639-00022
Interests: lignocellulosic biomass, cellulose, plant cell walls, biobased materials, structural characterisation, scattering techniques

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

The use of nanotechnologies in the food packaging area opens up a number of possibilities derived from the inherent characteristics of nanoadditives, which can either improve relevant properties of neat polymers (such as barrier or mechanical properties) or introduce new functionalities (for active and bioactive packaging applications or even for sensing). This is an exciting and rapidly-growing field of study and very interesting developments are being conducted. Although the aim of these novel materials is to improve packaged food quality and safety, the toxicological effects derived from their potential migration from the polymer structures is also under consideration.

This Special Issue is intended to compile a number of original papers and reviews covering (but not restricted to) the following topics: (i) novel nanocomposites for improved packaging properties; (ii) use of nanoparticles for active/bioactive/sensing applications; (iii) migration/toxicological studies involving polymer/biopolymer nanocomposites. We look forward to receive your valuable contributions to our Special Issue for advancing the knowledge in this exciting field.

Prof. Dr. Amparo López-Rubio
Prof. Dr. Maria Jose Fabra
Prof. Dr. Marta Martínez-Sanz
Guest Editors

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Keywords

  • nanocomposites
  • antimicrobial packaging
  • nanocellulose
  • migration
  • active surfaces
  • barrier biocomposites
  • nanofillers
  • bioactive packaging

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Open AccessArticle Antimicrobial Membranes of Bio-Based PA 11 and HNTs Filled with Lysozyme Obtained by an Electrospinning Process
Nanomaterials 2018, 8(3), 139; doi:10.3390/nano8030139
Received: 29 January 2018 / Revised: 24 February 2018 / Accepted: 27 February 2018 / Published: 1 March 2018
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Abstract
Bio-based membranes were obtained using Polyamide 11 (PA11) from renewable sources and a nano-hybrid composed of halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) filled with lysozyme (50 wt % of lysozyme), as a natural antimicrobial molecule. Composites were prepared using an electrospinning process, varying the nano-hybrid loading
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Bio-based membranes were obtained using Polyamide 11 (PA11) from renewable sources and a nano-hybrid composed of halloysite nanotubes (HNTs) filled with lysozyme (50 wt % of lysozyme), as a natural antimicrobial molecule. Composites were prepared using an electrospinning process, varying the nano-hybrid loading (i.e., 1.0, 2.5, 5.0 wt %). The morphology of the membranes was investigated through SEM analysis and there was found to be a narrow average fiber diameter (0.3–0.5 μm). The mechanical properties were analyzed and correlated to the nano-hybrid content. Controlled release of lysozyme was followed using UV spectrophotometry and the release kinetics were found to be dependent on HNTs–lysozyme loading. The experimental results were analyzed by a modified Gallagher–Corrigan model. The application of the produced membranes, as bio-based pads, for extending the shelf life of chicken slices has been tested and evaluated. Full article
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