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Nanotechnology in the Food, Beverage and Nutraceutical Industries by Q Huang

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12

Nanocomposites for food and beverage packaging materials

M.D. Sanchez Garcia and J.M. Lagaron,     IATA, CSIC, Spain

Abstract:

This chapter describes both academic and practical aspects of the application of nanocomposites of polymers and nanofillers to the food and beverage packaging sector. The chapter also reviews the latest developments in this innovative field, including the application of nanofillers to biopolymers.

Key words

nanocomposites

bioplastics

biopolymers

nanoclays

nanofillers

high barrier

12.1 Introduction

A food package was traditionally considered simply to be a container in which foodstuffs were transported from the place where they were grown or produced to the place of retail or consumption. Food packages are far ...

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