Composites Materials for Food Packaging

Composites Materials for Food Packaging

The book is intended as an overview on the recent and more relevant developments in the application of composite materials for food packaging applications, emphasizing the scientific outcome arising from the physico-chemical properties of such engineered materials with the needs of food quality and safety. Consumers are increasingly conscious of the strong relationship between food quality and health, and thus the request of packaging materials allowing the quality and safety of foods to be highly preserved. As a result, scientists from both academia and industry work to increase the quality of the food storage, with this book meant as a link between scientific and industrial research, showing how the development in composite materials can impact the field. In the book, the inorganic materials employed for the preparation of composite material is extensively analyzed in terms of physico-chemical properties, environmental and reusability concerns, as well as food interaction features, highlighting the importance and the potential limitations of each approach.

Food Packaging Technology

Food Packaging Technology

The protection and preservation of a product, the launch of new products or re-launch of existing products, perception of added-value to products or services, and cost reduction in the supply chain are all objectives of food packaging. Taking into consideration the requirements specific to different products, how can one package successfully meet all of these goals? Food Packaging Technology provides a contemporary overview of food processing and packaging technologies. Covering the wide range of issues you face when developing innovative food packaging, the book includes: Food packaging strategy, design, and development Food biodeterioation and methods of preservation Packaged product quality and shelf life Logistical packaging for food marketing systems Packaging materials and processes The battle rages over which type of container should be used for which application. It is therefore necessary to consider which materials, or combination of materials and processes will best serve the market and enhance brand value. Food Packaging Technology gives you the tools to determine which form of packaging will meet your business goals without compromising the safety of your product.

Edible Food Packaging

Materials and Processing Technologies

Edible Food Packaging

The edible food packaging industry has experienced remarkable growth in recent years and will continue to impact the food market for quite some time going into the future. Edible Food Packaging: Materials and Processing Technologies provides a broad and comprehensive review on recent aspects related to edible packaging, from processing to potential applications, and covering the use of nanotechnology in edible packaging. The book’s 14 chapters promote a comprehensive review on such subjects as materials used, their structure-function relationship, and new processing technologies for application and production of edible coatings and films. Specific topics include edible film and packaging using gum polysaccharides, protein-based films and coatings, and edible coatings and films from lipids, waxes, and resins. The book also reviews stability and application concerns, mass transfer measurement and modeling for designing protective edible films, and edible packaging as a vehicle for functional compounds. The authors explore antimicrobial edible packaging, nanotechnology in edible packaging, and nanostructured multilayers for food packaging by electrohydrodynamic processing. Additionally, they show how to evaluate the needs for edible packaging of respiring products and provide an overview of edible packaging for fruits, vegetables, and dairy products. Lastly, they examine edible coatings and films for meat, poultry, and fish.

Food Packaging and Preservation

Food Packaging and Preservation

Food Packaging and Preservation, Volume 9 in the Handbook of Food Bioengineering series, explores recent approaches to preserving and prolonging safe use of food products while also maintaining the properties of fresh foods. This volume contains valuable information and novel ideas regarding recently investigated packaging techniques and their implications on food bioengineering. In addition, classical and modern packaging materials and the impact of materials science on the development of smart packaging approaches are discussed. This book is a one-stop-shop for anyone in the food industry seeking to understand how bioengineering can foster research and innovation. Presents cutting technologies and approaches utilized in current and future food preservation for both food and beverages Offers research methods for the creation of novel preservatives and packaging materials to improve the quality and lifespan of preserved foods Features techniques to ensure the safe use of foods for longer periods of time Provides solutions of antimicrobial films and coatings for food packaging applications to enhance food safety and quality

Food Packaging

Innovations and Shelf-Life

Food Packaging

Food Packaging: Innovations and Shelf-life covers recently investigated developments in food packaging and their influence in food quality preservation, shelf-life extension, and simulation techniques. Additionally, the book discusses the environmental impact and sustainable solutions of food packaging. This book is divided into seven chapters, written by worldwide experts. The book is an ideal reference source for university students, food engineers and researchers from R&D laboratories working in the area of food science and technology. Professionals from institutions related to food packaging.

Food Packaging

Food Packaging

Food packaging is an essential technique for preserving food quality and minimizing waste. Packaging of foods helps to protect it from contamination with microorganisms, pests and other contaminants.An effective packaging material which is inexpensive, easily available, safe to use and easily disposable can help homemakers as well as commercial catering establishments to serve food in hygienic manner.The present study was undertaken to determine the quality characteristics of selected food packaging materials.A survey was undertaken to determine the availability and use of food packaging materials among five selected classes of commercial food service establishments.The selected food packaging materials namely Banana leaf, Mandarai leaf, Aluminium foil and High Molecular High Density Polyethylene were analyzed for microbial quality.The effectiveness of the food packaging materials was evaluated by assessing the organoleptic and microbial quality of two food items, one cooked(idli)and one raw(coconut chutney)packed separately in the selected food packaging materials for two hours and four hours.This book is therefore useful for students, researchers and people in general as a

Food Packaging Technology

Food Packaging Technology

Eight papers from a symposium in San Diego, November 1989, and an introductory overview discuss aspects of the food packaging industry, including extending the shelf life of products through computer modeling, the effect of the food on the package, flavor management, and techniques to evaluate packa

Nanomaterials for Food Packaging

Materials, Processing Technologies, and Safety Issues

Nanomaterials for Food Packaging

Nanotechnology for Food Packaging: Materials, Processing Technologies, and Safety Issues showcases the latest research in the use of nanotechnology in food packaging, providing an in-depth and interdisciplinary overview of the field. Nanoscale advances in materials science, processing technology and analytical techniques have led to the introduction of new, cheaper and safer packaging techniques. Simultaneously, the increasing use of renewable nanomaterials has made food packaging more sustainable. Chapters provide a comprehensive review on materials used, their structure–function relationship, and new processing technologies for the application and production of nanotechnology-based packaging materials. In addition, the book discusses the use of functional materials for the development of active, smart and intelligent packaging, possible migration and toxicity of nanomaterials for foods and regulatory aspects, and commercial applications. Provides detailed information on the use of nanomaterials and methodologies in food packaging, possible applications and regulatory barriers to commercialization Presents an interdisciplinary approach that brings together materials science, bioscience, and the industrial and regulatory aspects of the creation and uses of food packaging Helps those undertaking research and development in food packaging gain a cogent understanding on how nanotechnology is leading to the emergence of new packaging technologies

Retailing Logistics and Fresh Food Packaging

Managing Change in the Supply Chain

Retailing Logistics and Fresh Food Packaging

The supply of fresh food is being transformed: retailers are gaining increasing power and control from manufacturers and the location and nature of production is evolving. The international practitioner and academic author team analyse state of the art packaging logistics for fresh food retailing and draw on primary research in the UK, Europe and the USA. It demonstrates the benefits to be gained from adopting new techniques and provides lessons on how to achieve successful implementation. It will help organizations and academics understand the changes and opportunities in modern fresh food supply chains and how to overcome the challenges.