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Special Issue "Development of Biodegradable Bio-Composites for Food Packaging"
A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Packaging and Preservation".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 July 2021) | Viewed by 1985
Special Issue Editor
Interests: active antimicrobial and biodegradable packaging; polymer science; wastewater treatment; biomass and waste valorization
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Special Issue Information
It is increasingly evident that the use and disposal of conventional plastics is contributing to significant environmental pollution on a global scale. Current estimates predict that by 2040, 1.3 billion tonnes of plastic will accumulate on land and in the oceans. Single-use plastics, and food packaging materials in particular, are a major contributor to plastic waste streams. Several strategies have been identified that are vital to minimize the current and impending environmental contamination. One important strategy involves the development of suitable biodegradable alternatives to conventional single-use packaging plastics.
Biocomposites are defined as polymeric composites reinforced with natural fibres, whereby the properties of the polymer matrix are typically improved by the addition of the fibres. This is of particular importance in the case of biobased polymers, which have inherently inferior properties compared with conventional polymers. Natural fibres can also potentially reduce the costs of producing composites from biobased polymers.
This Special Issue aims to compile original research and review articles related to the development of biodegradable biocomposites that are specifically designed for food packaging applications.
Dr. Marlene Cran
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. Foods is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly 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 2400 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.
- food packaging
- natural fibres