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Special Issue "Edible Films and Coatings"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 March 2018).
Prof. Dr. Isabel Coelhoso Website E-Mail
LAQV, REQUIMTE, Departamento de Química, Faculdade de Ciências e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, 2829-516 Caparica, Portugal
Interests: membrane separation processes; membrane contactors for process intensification; design of membranes based in biopolymers for biotechnology applications
The demand for increasing shelflife and enhancing microbial safety of food products has prompted the development of edible films and coatings. Edible coatings are thin layers of material applied to the surface of a food that can be eaten as part of the whole product.
Many materials have been used for forming edible films and coatings, namely, polysaccharides, proteins and lipids, providing a barrier against water vapor, gases, aroma compounds. They can also serve as carriers of functional ingredients, antimicrobial agents and antioxidants.
Nowadays, novel edible films and coatings using nanotechnology processes are under development, nanocomposites, which include nanoparticles to improve mechanical and barrier properties and nanolaminates to create multilayered systems.
Thus, the food industry is looking for edible films and coatings that can be used on a wide variety of foods, add value to their products, increase product shelflife and reduce packaging.
This Special Issue aims to collect key contributions to the field and give an overview about the use of edible films and coatings in food and packaging applications.
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 papers will be 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 1600 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.
Edible films and coatings