Biopolymer Films and Coatings in Packaging Applications: A Review of Recent Developments

Jari Vartiainen, Mika Vähä-Nissi, Ali Harlin

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Abstract

This review covers the recent developments in the field of biobased packaging materials. Special emphasis is placed on the barrier properties, which are crucial in terms of food packaging. The state-of-the-art of several biopolymers including pectin, starch, chitosan, xylan, galactoglucomannan, lignin and cellulose nanofibrils is discussed. As in most cases the packaging related properties of single layer biopolymer films are inadequate, the thin film coatings, such as sol-gel and ALD (atomic layer deposition), as well as the multilayer coatings are also briefly touched.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)708-718
JournalMaterials Sciences and Applications
Volume5
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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biopolymers
films (materials)
packaging
coatings
nanofibers
food packaging
xylan
packaging materials
chitosan
pectins
lignin
cellulose
gels
starch

Keywords

  • biopolymers
  • packaging
  • films
  • coatings
  • barrier properties

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