Nano and nanocomposite antimicrobial materials for food packaging applications

Paulraj Kanmani, Jong Whan Rhim

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    Abstract

    Various synthetic and natural biopolymers have been tested to develop nanocomposites by mixing with nanosized materials such as layered silicate nanoclays, nanosized metal and metallic oxides. Such nanocomposites exhibited increased mechanical and gas barrier properties and decreased water sensitivity with antimicrobial function. These improvements are generally attained at low nanoclay content (less than 5%) compared with that of conventional fillers (in the range of 10-50%).

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProgress in Nanomaterials for Food Packaging
    PublisherFuture Medicine Ltd.
    Pages34-48
    Number of pages15
    ISBN (Electronic)9781909453258
    ISBN (Print)9781909453265
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2014 Jan 1

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Agricultural and Biological Sciences(all)

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