Special Issue "Nanotechnology in Food Packaging"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 June 2018).
Interests: main fields of research in food packaging are: nanocellulose coatings, high barrier materials, active packaging, shelf life studies, modified atmosphere packaging
From the earliest experimental evidence of the effects that nanometric sizes determine with respect to chemical and physical-chemical properties of materials, the packaging industry, in general, and that of food packaging, in particular, is considered to be one of the most useful application of nanotechnology.
There is a strong interest in significantly improving the performance of packaging materials, especially flexible ones, in order to improve the protective features of packaging and to increase the overall sustainability of the related industry by reducing the mass of material used and optimizing their usage.
Nowadays, it is well known that the nanometric scale can lead to relevant advantages in controlling diffusional phenomena, such as migration or permeability, in enhancing mechanical properties, and in the modulation of important surface behaviors, such as scalping or wettability. Moreover, the finalization of these properties, towards functional structures or devices, enables the introduction of active and intelligent concepts into food packages.
However, many technological aspects related to the production of coatings and composite structures have yet to be fully resolved in order to achieve real and useful applications of nanomaterials in the food packaging sector. In addition to these issues, furthermore, it is essential to take into account the themes of compliance with official regulations and the safety of food contact materials that contain nanoparticles.
The aim of this Special Issue is to attract world leading researchers in the Food Packaging area in an effort to highlight the latest progresses, discuss the underlying physics and chemistry of various achievements, and promote effective applications of nanomaterials and nanotechnology in the food packaging field. Contributions dealing with theoretical investigations, experimental verifications, and proposals of real applications will be therefore welcomed to the special issue "Nanotechnology in Food Packaging".
Prof. Dr. Luciano Piergiovanni
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Food Packaging Materials
Active & Intelligent Packaging
Food Contact Compliance
Shelf Life Extension