Application of nanotechnology in food packaging

Renata Dobrucka


Nanotechnology involves the design, production and use of structures through control of the size and shape of the materials at the nanometre scale.Also, nanomaterials have been already applied in many fields of human life. Nanocomposites have already led to several innovations with potential applications in the food packaging sector. The use of nanocomposite formulations is expected toconsiderably enhance the shelf-life of many types of food.This improvement can lead to lower weight packagesbecause less material is needed to obtain the sameor even better barrier properties. This, in turn, can lead toreduced package cost with less packaging waste.Antimicrobial packaging is another area with high potential for applying nanocomposite technology.Nanostructured antimicrobialshave a higher surface area-to-volume ratio whencompared with their higher scale counterparts. Therefore, antimicrobialnanocomposite packaging systems are supposed tobe particularly efficient in their activities against microbial cells.In this review, definition of nanomaterials is presented. Besides, the paper shows examples of nanocomposities and antimicrobial nanopackaging mainly with the use of nanosilver. Moreover, nanoparticles such ZnO, TiO2, MgO and nanosensors in packaging were presented.
Author Renata Dobrucka (WT / KTiEPP)
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- Department of Industrial Products and Ecology
Journal seriesThe Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, ISSN 1338-5178, (B 7 pkt)
Issue year2014
Publication size in sheets0.5
Keywords in Polishnanotechnologia, nanosrebro, nanopakowania
Keywords in Englishnanotechnology, nanosilver, nano-packaging
ASJC Classification1106 Food Science; 1305 Biotechnology; 1312 Molecular Biology; 2404 Microbiology
Languageen angielski
Score (nominal)7
Score sourcejournalList
ScoreMinisterial score = 7.0, 11-12-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Ministerial score (2013-2016) = 7.0, 11-12-2020, ArticleFromJournal
Publication indicators WoS Citations = 3; Scopus SNIP (Source Normalised Impact per Paper) [Not active]: 2018 = 0.086
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