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Special Issue "Biodegradable Films and Composite Coatings: Current and Future Trends"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412). This special issue belongs to the section "Coatings for Food Technology and System".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (28 February 2023) | Viewed by 24833
Special Issue Editor
Interests: design of biopolymer membranes for biotechnology applications; biodegradable polymers and nanocomposites for food packaging
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Special Issue Information
The relevance of developing environmentally friendly and biodegradable materials for the preparation of films and coatings is attracting much attention. This ambitious challenge is crucial for a more sustainable approach in the production of packaging for food products.
Films and coatings with antimicrobial and antioxidant properties are needed in food applications, for increasing shelflife and enhancing the microbial safety of food products.
Nanocomposites, which include nanoparticles and nanolaminates to create multilayered systems, are being developed in order to improve mechanical and barrier properties. However, despite the advantages of this innovative technology, the possible toxicity effects due to nanoparticles migration to the packaged food need to be addressed.
This Special Issue aims to collect key contributions to the field, and to give an overview about the use of biodegradable films and coatings in food packaging applications.Prof. Dr. Isabel Coelhoso
Manuscript Submission Information
Manuscripts should be submitted online at www.mdpi.com by registering and logging in to this website. Once you are registered, click here to go to the submission form. Manuscripts can be submitted until the deadline. All submissions that pass pre-check are peer-reviewed. Accepted papers will be published continuously in the journal (as soon as accepted) and will be listed together on the special issue website. Research articles, review articles as well as short communications are invited. For planned papers, a title and short abstract (about 100 words) can be sent to the Editorial Office for announcement on this website.
Submitted manuscripts should not have been published previously, nor be under consideration for publication elsewhere (except conference proceedings papers). All manuscripts are thoroughly refereed through a single-blind peer-review process. A guide for authors and other relevant information for submission of manuscripts is available on the Instructions for Authors page. Coatings is an international peer-reviewed open access monthly journal published by MDPI.
Please visit the Instructions for Authors page before submitting a manuscript. The Article Processing Charge (APC) for publication in this open access journal is 2200 CHF (Swiss Francs). Submitted papers should be well formatted and use good English. Authors may use MDPI's English editing service prior to publication or during author revisions.
- Biodegradable films and coatings