Antimicrobial Polymer-Based Materials for Food Packaging Applications

Edited by
June 2020
240 pages
  • ISBN978-3-03928-989-9 (Paperback)
  • ISBN978-3-03928-990-5 (PDF)

This book is a reprint of the Special Issue Antimicrobial Polymer-Based Materials for Food Packaging Applications that was published in

Chemistry & Materials Science
Antimicrobial packaging has recently attracted a great deal of interest from the food industry due to the boost in consumer demand for minimally-processed, preservative-free products. Antimicrobial polymeric packaging systems can be considered an emerging technology that could have an important impact on shelf life extension and food safety. Novel polymeric-based packaging materials are continually being developed. This book collects carefully chosen examples of the most recent and relevant advances in the preparation and characterization of antimicrobial composites for food packaging applications. Different polymer nanocomposites with improved packaging properties are discussed along with their mechanisms of action. Further, future perspectives for antimicrobial polymeric nanomaterials are provided.
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coatings; Eucomis comosa extract; antibacterial; antimicrobial properties; antimicrobial; EVOH; essential oils; carvacrol; halloysite nanotubes; multilayered films; strawberry; nano-Ag packaging; storage; quality change; antibacterial activity; food packaging; orange oil; pectin film; bionanocomposites; polyhydroxybutyrate; bacterial cellulose; antimicrobial activity; thermal properties; packaging; morphology; Polylactic acid (PLA); TiO2 nanoparticles; polymer nanocomposites; antibacterial packaging; cinnamon extraction oil; algae; biodegradation; shelf-life; food packaging; chitosan; composite films; cross-linking; physical properties; bacteriostasis properties; antimicrobial activity; antiradical activity; chitosan; hydroxypropylmethylcellulose; lignin; pathogenic microorganisms; organosolv; blackberry; arrowroot starch; gum arabic; freeze-drying; water solubility; water vapor permeability; anthocyanins; antioxidant capacity; powder; food packaging; chitosan; ZnAl hydroxide; hybrid; urea method; chitosan amount; antimicrobial activity; food packaging; poly(lactic acid); thymol; carvacrol; β-cyclodextrin; antifungal activity; metal oxide nanoparticles; vegetable oils; thermosetting polymers; antibacterial properties; nanocomposites; reactive oxygen species; n/a