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Nanomaterials for Food Packaging

Materials, Processing Technologies, and Safety Issues

1st Edition - May 10, 2018

Editors: Miguel Angelo Parente Ribei Cerqueira, Jose Maria Lagaron, Lorenzo Miguel Pastrana Castro, Antonio Augusto Martins de Oliveira Soares Vicente

Language: English
Paperback ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 5 1 2 7 1 - 8
eBook ISBN:
9 7 8 - 0 - 3 2 3 - 5 1 2 7 2 - 5

Nanotechnology for Food Packaging: Materials, Processing Technologies, and Safety Issues showcases the latest research in the use of nanotechnology in food packaging, providing… Read more

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Nanotechnology for Food Packaging: Materials, Processing Technologies, and Safety Issues showcases the latest research in the use of nanotechnology in food packaging, providing an in-depth and interdisciplinary overview of the field. Nanoscale advances in materials science, processing technology and analytical techniques have led to the introduction of new, cheaper and safer packaging techniques. Simultaneously, the increasing use of renewable nanomaterials has made food packaging more sustainable. Chapters provide a comprehensive review on materials used, their structure–function relationship, and new processing technologies for the application and production of nanotechnology-based packaging materials.

In addition, the book discusses the use of functional materials for the development of active, smart and intelligent packaging, possible migration and toxicity of nanomaterials for foods and regulatory aspects, and commercial applications.