Graciela W. Padua, Panadda Nonthanum, Amit Arora

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter


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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationNanotechnology Research Methods for Foods and Bioproducts
PublisherWiley Blackwell
Number of pages14
ISBN (Print)9780813817316
StatePublished - Feb 20 2012


  • Barrier property
  • Biopolymer
  • Food packaging
  • Nanoclay
  • Nanocomposite

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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