In food packaging, a major emphasis is placed on the development of high barrier properties against oxygen, carbon dioxide, flavor compounds and water vapor. The nanoscale plate morphology of clays promotes gas-barrier properties. Decreasing watervapor permeability is critical to the development of biopolymers as sustainable packaging materials. Nanocomposites may advance the utilization of biopolymers in food packaging. Several examples are cited.
- Barrier property
- Food packaging
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)