Prospective Nanomaterials for Food Packaging and Safety


Prospective Nanomaterials for Food Packaging and Safety

Mohammad Harun-Ur-Rashid, Israt Jahan, Abu Bin Imran and Md. Abu Bin Hasan Susan

Nanotechnology is being explored widely to improve food packaging. The development of innovative packaging materials using nanotechnology has had remarkable growth in the last few years. For the last two decades, substantial scientific efforts have been placed into replacing bulk and conventional materials with eco-friendly and biodegradable nanotechnology products or, more specifically, nanostructured materials in the food packaging industry. The advantages of nanotechnology and applications of nanostructured materials in food packaging are overviewed in this chapter. The common, profitable, and marketable acceptance of nanomaterial based food packaging systems and future perspectives are discussed by providing a broad and improved understanding of implementing nanotechnology products in food packaging.

Nanotechnology, Nanomaterials, Active Packaging, Intelligent Packaging, ZnO Nanoparticles, Carbon-Based Nanomaterials, Green Polymer Nanocomposites

Published online 2/1/2023, 26 pages

Citation: Mohammad Harun-Ur-Rashid, Israt Jahan, Abu Bin Imran and Md. Abu Bin Hasan Susan, Prospective Nanomaterials for Food Packaging and Safety, Materials Research Foundations, Vol. 141, pp 327-352, 2023


Part of the book on Emerging Applications of Nanomaterials

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