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Materials for food packaging applications based on bio-based polymer nanocomposites

Attaran, S. A. and Hassan, A. and Wahit, M. U. (2017) Materials for food packaging applications based on bio-based polymer nanocomposites. Journal of Thermoplastic Composite Materials, 30 (2). pp. 143-173. ISSN 0892-7057

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0892705715588801

Abstract

Concerns about environmental waste problems caused by non-biodegradable petrochemical-based plastic packaging materials as well as consumer demand for high-quality food products have led to increased interest in the development of biodegradable packaging materials using annually renewable natural biopolymers. Inherent shortcomings of natural polymer-based packaging materials such as low mechanical properties and low barrier properties can be recovered by applying nanocomposite technology. Polymer nanocomposites, especially natural biopolymer-layered silicate nanocomposites, exhibit markedly improved packaging properties due to large nanoparticle surface area and their significant aspect ratios. Additionally, natural biopolymer is susceptible to microorganisms, resulting in good biodegradability, which is one of the most promising aspects of its incorporation in packaging materials and industries. The present review article explains the various categories of nanoclay and bio-based polymer-based composites with particular regard to their application as packaging materials. It also gives an overview of the most recent advances and emerging new aspects of nanotechnology for development of composites for environmentally compatible food packaging materials.

Item Type:Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:food packaging, layered silica, tesnanocomposite
Subjects:Q Science > QD Chemistry
Divisions:Chemical Engineering
ID Code:80510
Deposited By: Narimah Nawil
Deposited On:22 May 2019 14:48
Last Modified:22 May 2019 14:48

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