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Special Issue "Recent Advances in Food Bio-Preservation Films"
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: 30 June 2023 | Viewed by 20113
Special Issue Editors
Interests: biomass production; energy crops; biomass feedstocks; bio-plastics; waste management
Special Issues, Collections and Topics in MDPI journals
Interests: bio-based polymers; food packaging; nanotechnology; nanotoxicology; smart packaging; food chemistry
Special Issue Information
Food packaging plays an important role in the quality maintenance of industrialized food products as it represents the final barrier against the outer environment. The increasing environmental concern regarding the use of synthetic petroleum-based packaging together with consumer demands for more natural products with higher food quality and longer shelf life have attracted the interest of the food packaging industry and scientific community for a more sustainable and alternative innovative packaging material capable of extending the shelf life of foodstuff.
Active and intelligent food packaging can match these two demands when developed using biodegradable polymers and natural preservatives, such as natural extracts rich in phenolic compounds. Moreover, the use of nanotechnology can help the development of these novel materials by reinforcing their mechanical and barrier properties. However, the possible toxicity effects due to nanoparticle migration to the packaged food are not yet fully understood and still need to be addressed.
We invite investigators to contribute with original research articles, as well as review articles, focused on the development of active films for food packaging application, focusing on recent advances in the preservation of food products with the use of environmentally friendly biomaterials.
In particular, the topics of interest include, but are not limited to the following:
- Nanotechnology for active and intelligent bio-based packaging
- Antioxidant and antimicrobial bio-based films
- Natural additives—encapsulation and controlled release
- Bio-based active packaging design and mathematical modeling
- Active and intelligent edible coatings and shelf life extension
- Active and intelligent bio-based packaging and shelf life extension
- Scale-up production of bio-preservation films
- Migration studies of bio- and nano-compounds into food matrices—toxicological studies
Prof. Dr. Ana Luisa Fernando
Dr. Victor Gomes Lauriano Souza
Manuscript Submission Information
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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.