Nanotechnology-Enhanced Food Packaging


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<b>Nanotechnology-Enhanced Food Packaging</b> <p><b>Timely overview of functional food packaging made with nanotechnology and nanomaterials </b> <p>In <i>Nanotechnology-Enhanced Food Packaging</i>, a distinguished group of researchers delivers a comprehensive and insightful introduction to the application of nanomaterials in food packaging. This edited volume covers recent innovations—as well as future perspectives—in the industry and offers a complete overview of different types of nanomaterials used in food packaging. <p>The book also discusses the use of nanoparticles in the development of active and functional food packaging and the related environmental and toxicological aspects. Featuring one-of-a-kind contributions from leaders in the field, <i>Nanotechnology-Enhanced Food Packaging</i> provides real-world solutions to food packaging challenges and considers the legislative and economic implications of new technologies. <p>Among the new developments in nanotechnology-enhanced food packaging covered by the book are: <ul><li>Thorough introduction to biopolymers in food packaging systems and nanostructures based on starch, their preparation, processing, and applications in packaging</li> <li>Comprehensive explorations of chitosan-based nanoparticles and their applications in the food industry</li> <li>Practical discussions of active packaging systems based on metal oxide nanoparticles and an overview of higher barrier packaging using nano-additives</li> <li>In-depth examinations of the characterization techniques for nanostructures in food packaging</li></ul> <p>Perfect for materials scientists, food technologists, and polymer chemists, <i>Nanotechnology-Enhanced Food Packaging</i> also belongs on the bookshelves of plastics technologists and allied professionals in the food industry.