Special Issue "Sustainable Bio-Based Composites for Food Packaging: Development and Application"

A special issue of Foods (ISSN 2304-8158). This special issue belongs to the section "Food Engineering and Technology".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 10 August 2023 | Viewed by 66

Special Issue Editor

Food Science and Technology Program, Center of Excellence in Membrane Science and Technology, Faculty of Agro-Industry, Prince of Songkla University, Hat Yai, Songkhla 90110, Thailand
Interests: thin-film composite membranes; membrane transport process; sustainability in the agro-food sector

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Food packaging, a crucial component of the food supply chain, is currently at the forefront of sustainability programs. Not only does it have a major environmental impact, but consumers are also aware of public health issues in food supply chains. In addition, the food industry has been shifting towards a green circular closed-loop policy whereby both upstream and downstream by-products and waste from one process are used as resources in another process. This increased attention has motivated scientific and industrial communities to consider bio-based substitutes for fossil fuel-based packaging materials. In recent years, the development of new eco-friendly packaging, along with innovative green packaging concepts, has gradually been implemented on the market in order to meet the massive rise in consumer demand for sustainable solutions such as biodegradable, sustainable and compostable materials. As a result, bio-based composites have attracted significant interest due to their potential to alleviate ecological and economic concerns. Therefore, bio-based composites will be a key packaging material in the future. Extensive research aiming to fulfill the demand for sustainable food packaging is ongoing, with a view to providing bio-based composites with improved properties, functions and safety. This Special Issue of Foods welcomes contributions on a range of topics on the science and technology of sustainable bio-based composites for food packaging, including: production; processing; testing; applications; the physical, chemical and barrier properties of materials; the development of materials compatible with food products; the design of eco-friendly food packaging; packaging sustainability; shelf-life extension; and food safety. New perspectives, innovative and emerging technologies, trends and future research on sustainable bio-based composites for food packaging are also welcome.

Dr. Wirote Youravong
Guest Editor

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