Special Issue "Polymeric Materials for Food Packaging"
A special issue of Polymers (ISSN 2073-4360). This special issue belongs to the section "Biomacromolecules, Biobased and Biodegradable Polymers".
Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (31 March 2021).
Interests: active food packaging; polymers characterization; analytical chemistry; food chemistry; food authentication, food waste reduction, polyphenols; volatile composition; antioxidant activity; oxidative stability of foods
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Nowadays, the development of new food preservation solutions is essential to contribute to the global reduction of food waste. Food preservation technology improvements through the development of innovative food packaging materials that extend the shelf life of food constitute an alternative to traditional post-harvest practices, which are more aggressive, less sustainable, and have more risks to human health.
Consequently, research about innovative polymeric materials for food packaging is a promising challenge to the food industry to improve the quality and safety of food products.
This Special Issue on “Polymeric Materials for Food Packaging” is focused on original research and current review articles related to new food packaging materials.
This Special Issue primarily covers the following topics:
- Multifunctional materials;
- Active packaging materials;
- Intelligent packaging materials;
- Biobased materials;
- Biodegradable materials;
- Edible films and coatings.
Innovative and original research articles or reviews are welcome for inclusion in this Special Issue of Polymers.
Dr. Ana Beltrán Sanahuja
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. Polymers is an international peer-reviewed open access semimonthly journal published by MDPI.
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- food packaging
- active packaging
- intelligent packaging materials
- food shelf-life
- multifunctional materials
- polymer characterization
- food waste reduction
- edible films and coatings