Application of Eco-Friendly Materials in 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: 28 July 2024 | Viewed by 229

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Faculty of Food Science and Engineering, “Dunarea de Jos” University of Galaţi, Str. Domnească 111, 800201 Galaţi, Romania
Interests: food packaging; dairy technology; high-pressure processing; safety
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Dear Colleagues,

Owing to recent advances in biobased biodegradable packaging materials, new sustainable solutions were proposed to replace conventional plastics with eco-friendly materials, preventing depletion of fossil resources and environmental pollution. Packaging plays an important role in protection from external factors, containment and preservation of food while providing consumers with ingredient and nutritional information.

On the other hand, the dynamic food-packaging interchanges characterized by migration, permeation and scalping processes taking place during storage directly influence food quality, safety and shelf-life.

Active biopackaging with micro- and/or nano-delivery systems designed for controlled/target release of the  bioactive compounds is currently a dynamic area of food packaging where important advancements were made. Moreover, new intelligent biopackaging materials are developed to monitor the properties of foods, advise consumers, and provide real-time information on their freshness, quality, and safety. 

The Special Issue on Application of Eco-Friendly Materials in Food Packaging is expected to introduce new sustainable biobased biodegradable polymeric materials for various food matrices, with micro- and/or nano-delivery active systems and smart bio-packaging.

Thus, we invite researchers to contribute with their original research results or review articles on the following topics:

  • bio-degradable bio-based composites for different food applications, characterization of mechanical and barrier properties;
  • biocomposites containing antimicrobials, antioxidants or other health-promoting functionality;
  • new smart bio-composites for food applications;
  • characterization of interactions between biobased polymers with micro and nanofibers and foods underlying mechanisms associated;
  • by-products valorization in films and coatings formulae and aspects related to biocompatibility with food matrix and circular economy.

Prof. Dr. Daniela Borda
Guest Editor

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Keywords

  • biocomposites
  • intelligent bio-based packaging
  • active bio-based packaging
  • compatible food matrix
  • sustainable packaging solutions

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