Chitosan based nanocomposite films and coatings: Emerging antimicrobial food packaging alternatives

  title={Chitosan based nanocomposite films and coatings: Emerging antimicrobial food packaging alternatives},
  author={Santosh Kumar and Avik Mukherjee and Joydeep Dutta},
  journal={Trends in Food Science and Technology},
Emerging Trends in the Development of Chitosan Films for Active Food Packaging
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Active edible films and coatings with enhanced properties using nanoemulsion and nanocrystals
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Advances in the application of chitosan as a sustainable bioactive material in food preservation
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Antimicrobial Effect of Chitosan Films on Food Spoilage Bacteria
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Green Coating Polymers in Meat Preservation
Edible coatings, including green polymers are used frequently in the food industry to improve and preserve the quality of foods. Green polymers are defined as biodegradable polymers from biomass
Encapsulation of Natural Bioactive Compounds by Electrospinning—Applications in Food Storage and Safety
In this review, recent results regarding applications of nanostructured suitable materials containing essential oils for food safety are summarized.
Understanding the Barrier and Mechanical Behavior of Different Nanofillers in Chitosan Films for Food Packaging
This review intends to analyze the most recent works that combine the action of different nanoparticle types with Ch films to reinforce their mechanical and barrier properties.


Chitosan Nanocomposite Coatings for Food, Paints, and Water Treatment Applications
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Antimicrobial Nanoparticles Incorporated in Edible Coatings and Films for the Preservation of Fruits and Vegetables
The preservation potential on the quality of fruits and vegetables indicates that various ECF with NPs might be used as the ideal materials for food application and an attempt is made to predict future trends in this field.
Combination of Poly(lactic) Acid and Starch for Biodegradable Food Packaging
The main characteristics of PLA and starch in terms of not only the barrier and mechanical properties of their films but also of their combinations, by using blending or multilayer strategies, have been analyzed, identifying components or processes that favor the polymer compatibility and the good performance of the combined materials.
Stability of Chitosan—A Challenge for Pharmaceutical and Biomedical Applications
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