Themed collection Food Packaging
Poly(lactic acid) (PLA) and polyhydroxyalkanoates (PHAs), green alternatives to petroleum-based plastics: a review
The dwindling nature, high price of petroleum, concerns about climate change, as well as the ever-growing population are all urging the plastics industries to adapt sustainable natural biopolymers solutions such as PLA and PHAs.
Advances in nanotechnology and antibacterial properties of biodegradable food packaging materials
Herein, we aim to summarize the major recent findings in food biodegradable packaging materials that include nanotechnology either directly or indirectly.
Nanotechnology-based approaches for food sensing and packaging applications
The advancement of nanotechnology has provided opportunities for the development of new sensing and food packaging solutions, addressing long-standing challenges to extend shelf-life, reduce waste, assess safety and improve the quality of food.
Use of herbs, spices and their bioactive compounds in active food packaging
Natural additives obtained from herbs and spices are being increasingly used in the food packaging industry.
Nanocomposite films and coatings using inorganic nanobuilding blocks (NBB): current applications and future opportunities in the food packaging sector
Recent developments in the field of (bio)nanocomposite materials based on inorganic fillers open the way for promising applications in the food packaging sector.
Smart edible coating films based on chitosan and beeswax–pollen grains for the postharvest preservation of Le Conte pear
Smart edible coating films can be used in food packaging.
Development of active and intelligent films based on cassava starch and Chinese bayberry (Myrica rubra Sieb. et Zucc.) anthocyanins
In this study, anthocyanin-rich Chinese bayberry extract (BBE) was added into cassava starch to develop food packaging films with antioxidant and pH-sensitive properties.
Facile and green preparation of hemicellulose-based film with elevated hydrophobicity via cross-linking with citric acid
The esterification of hemicellulose with citric acid formed cross-linking structure and promoted the hydrophobicity and oxygen barrier performance of films.
Antioxidative and antimicrobial edible chitosan films blended with stem, leaf and seed extracts of Pistacia terebinthus for active food packaging
Chitosan films blended with stem, leaf and seed extracts of Pistacia terebinthus for active food packaging.
Enhancement of the antimicrobial activity of cinnamon essential oil-loaded electrospun nanofilm by the incorporation of lysozyme
The antimicrobial activity of cinnamon essential oil-based electrospun nanofilm is enhanced by the combination of lysozyme.
Biobased poly(ethylene furanoate-co-ethylene succinate) copolyesters: solid state structure, melting point depression and biodegradability
Novel, biobased poly(ethylene furanoate-co-ethylene succinate) copolyesters were successfully prepared by melt polycondensation and their solid state structure, melting point depression and biodegradability were evaluated in detail.
Nisin anchored cellulose nanofibers for long term antimicrobial active food packaging
Increasing consumer demand for high performance bio-based materials in order to develop microbiologically safer foods has forced the food industry to revise their packaging strategies.
Engineering a nanostructured “super surface” with superhydrophobic and superkilling properties
A “super surface” with superhydrophobic, self-cleaning and bactericidal properties for use in medical devices, instruments and microfluidics is presented.
Melt free radical grafting of glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) onto fully biodegradable poly(lactic) acid films: effect of cellulose nanocrystals and a masterbatch process
This article reports the preparation, by means of a masterbatch procedure, of poly (lactic acid) (PLA)/cellulose nanocrystal (CNC) films via premixing 1% wt of CNC into PLA or glycidyl methacrylate (GMA) grafted PLA (g-PLA).
Fully biodegradable food packaging materials based on functionalized cellulose nanocrystals/poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) nanocomposites
Current packaging materials face environmental and disposal issues, and as a result, developing eco-friendly and bio-based nanocomposites as alternatives has motivated academic and industrial research.
Preparation and characterization of cellulose/
curcumin composite films
Cellulose/curcumin composite films with good transparency, mechanical properties and antibacterial activity were prepared with an ionic liquid AmimCl. These composite films, made entirely from natural resources, can be considered as a novel kind of functional film and could find applications in food packaging and medical fields.
About this collection
We are very pleased to present our 10th Anniversary collection on food packaging!
Looking back over the last 10 years, we would like to showcase some of the very best articles that have been published in RSC Advances. Many of these papers have been cited hundreds of times, providing valuable advances for further research, and some continue to be among the journal’s most downloaded articles as of today.
We hope you enjoy our 10th Anniversary collection on food packaging!