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Characterizing Mechanical, Heat Seal, and Gas Barrier Performance of Biodegradable Films to Determine Food Packaging Applications

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Materials and Packaging Research & Services, Imo-Imomec, Hasselt University, Wetenschapspark 27, 3590 Diepenbeek, Belgium
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Instituto de Química, Universidade de São Paulo, Avenida Professor Lineu Prestes, 748 Butanta, São Paulo 05508-070, Brazil
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Polymers 2022, 14(13), 2569; https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14132569
Received: 1 June 2022 / Revised: 21 June 2022 / Accepted: 22 June 2022 / Published: 24 June 2022
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Biopolymers for Food Packaging Films and Coatings)
In an organic circular economy, biodegradable materials can be used as food packaging, and at end-of-life their carbon atoms can be recovered for soil enrichment after composting, so that new food or materials can be produced. Packaging functionality, such as mechanical, gas barrier, and heat-seal performance, of emerging biodegradable packaging, with a laminated, coated, monomaterial, and/or blended structure, is not yet well known in the food industry. This lack of knowledge, in addition to end-of-life concerns, high cost, and production limits is one of the main bottlenecks for broad implementation in the food industry. This study determines application areas of 10 films with a pragmatic approach based on an experimental broad characterization of packaging functionality. As a conclusion, the potential application of these materials is discussed with respect to industrial settings and food and consumer requirements, to support the implementation of commercially available, biodegradable, and, more specifically, compostable, materials for the identified food applications. View Full-Text
Keywords: biodegradable food packaging; heat sealing; mechanical characterization; seal through contamination; coated paper biodegradable food packaging; heat sealing; mechanical characterization; seal through contamination; coated paper
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Bamps, B.; Guimaraes, R.M.M.; Duijsters, G.; Hermans, D.; Vanminsel, J.; Vervoort, E.; Buntinx, M.; Peeters, R. Characterizing Mechanical, Heat Seal, and Gas Barrier Performance of Biodegradable Films to Determine Food Packaging Applications. Polymers 2022, 14, 2569. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14132569

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Bamps B, Guimaraes RMM, Duijsters G, Hermans D, Vanminsel J, Vervoort E, Buntinx M, Peeters R. Characterizing Mechanical, Heat Seal, and Gas Barrier Performance of Biodegradable Films to Determine Food Packaging Applications. Polymers. 2022; 14(13):2569. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14132569

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Bamps, Bram, Rafael Moreno Macedo Guimaraes, Gwen Duijsters, Dries Hermans, Jan Vanminsel, Evelynn Vervoort, Mieke Buntinx, and Roos Peeters. 2022. "Characterizing Mechanical, Heat Seal, and Gas Barrier Performance of Biodegradable Films to Determine Food Packaging Applications" Polymers 14, no. 13: 2569. https://doi.org/10.3390/polym14132569

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