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Advances in Functional Biopolymer-Based Nanocomposites for Active Food Packaging Applications

Department of Biotechnology, Yeungnam University, Gyeongsan 38541, Gyeongbuk, Korea
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Academic Editors: Swarup Roy and Jong-Whan Rhim
Polymers 2021, 13(23), 4198; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13234198
Received: 25 October 2021 / Revised: 25 November 2021 / Accepted: 27 November 2021 / Published: 30 November 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Bio-Based Polymeric Films)
Polymeric nanocomposites have received significant attention in both scientific and industrial research in recent years. The demand for new methods of food preservation to ensure high-quality, healthy foods with an extended shelf life has increased. Packaging, a crucial feature of the food industry, plays a vital role in satisfying this demand. Polymeric nanocomposites exhibit remarkably improved packaging properties, including barrier properties, oxygen impermeability, solvent resistance, moisture permeability, thermal stability, and antimicrobial characteristics. Bio-based polymers have drawn considerable interest to mitigate the influence and application of petroleum-derived polymeric materials and related environmental concerns. The integration of nanotechnology in food packaging systems has shown promise for enhancing the quality and shelf life of food. This article provides a general overview of bio-based polymeric nanocomposites comprising polymer matrices and inorganic nanoparticles, and describes their classification, fabrication, properties, and applications for active food packaging systems with future perspectives. View Full-Text
Keywords: biopolymer; nanocomposites; shelf life; food packaging; antimicrobial biopolymer; nanocomposites; shelf life; food packaging; antimicrobial
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Basavegowda, N.; Baek, K.-H. Advances in Functional Biopolymer-Based Nanocomposites for Active Food Packaging Applications. Polymers 2021, 13, 4198. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13234198

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Basavegowda N, Baek K-H. Advances in Functional Biopolymer-Based Nanocomposites for Active Food Packaging Applications. Polymers. 2021; 13(23):4198. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13234198

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Basavegowda, Nagaraj, and Kwang-Hyun Baek. 2021. "Advances in Functional Biopolymer-Based Nanocomposites for Active Food Packaging Applications" Polymers 13, no. 23: 4198. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym13234198

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