Special Issue "Films and Coatings for Food and Health Applications"
A special issue of Coatings (ISSN 2079-6412).
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 January 2019).
Interests: design of biopolymer membranes for biotechnology applications; biodegradable polymers and nanocomposites for food packaging
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The relevance of developing environmentally-friendly materials for the preparation of films and coatings is attracting a great deal of attention. This ambitious challenge is crucial for a more sustainable approach in the production of packaging for food products and medical devices. Films and coatings with antimicrobial properties are important in health applications: Antimicrobial surgical sutures, wound dressings for burn injuries and chronic wounds, antimicrobial scaffolds for tissue engineering and coatings of metallic implants and fixation devices. Films and coatings with antimicrobial, as well as antioxidant properties, are also needed in food applications for increasing shelf-life and enhancing the microbial safety of food products. This Special Issue aims to collect key contributions to the field and give an overview about the use of films and coatings in food and health 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 1800 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.
- Films and coatings
- Wound dressings
- Medical devices
- Food shelflife