Application of nanotechnology in food packaging
AbstractNanotechnology 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.
|Journal series||The Journal of Microbiology, Biotechnology and Food Sciences, ISSN 1338-5178, (B 7 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in Polish||nanotechnologia, nanosrebro, nanopakowania|
|Keywords in English||nanotechnology, nanosilver, nano-packaging|
|ASJC Classification||; ; ;|
|Score|| = 7.0, 18-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal|
= 7.0, 18-12-2019, ArticleFromJournal
|Publication indicators||: 2018 = 0.086|
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