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Sustainable nanocomposites in food packaging

Anuar, Hazleen and Ali, Fathilah and Buys, Yose Fachmi and Mohd Apandi, Siti Nur E'zzati and Abd. Rashid, Siti Munirah Salimah and Adli, Sarah Amalina (2019) Sustainable nanocomposites in food packaging. In: Sustainable polymer composites and nanocomposites. Springer Nature Switzerland, Switerland, pp. 413-436. ISBN 978-3-030-05398-7

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Human activities have already brought about changes to the ecological system worldwide, thereby giving rise to global warming and pollution. These problems have led to increased environmental degradation, which is destroying many things. Many plastic packaging industries are trying to minimize their reliance on synthetic materials in order to reduce toxicity levels [47]. Therefore, new environmental guidelines are forcing the exploration of novel packaging materials that are compatible with the environment. Such materials are currently being developed from various natural resources, among which biopolymers are the most popular. Biopolymers have many advantages compared to petroleum-based plastics in terms of performance, processability, and biodegradability [82]. There are several types of biopolymer matrices including polylactic acid (PLA), polyvinyl alcohol (PVA), polyhydroxy butyrate (PHB) and starch-based polymers. The poor gas and water barrier properties, unstable mechanical properties and weak resistivity of plastics have limited their use in various applications [55]. Therefore, to improve their mechanical and barrier properties, and to impart novel features to them, biopolymers are reinforced with various nanofillers for the development of nanocomposites.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Additional Information: 4130/72040
Uncontrolled Keywords: Sustainable nanocomposites, food packaging
Subjects: T Technology > TP Chemical technology
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP1080 Polymers, plastics and their manufacture
T Technology > TP Chemical technology > TP368 Food processing and manufacture
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Fathilah Ali
Date Deposited: 10 May 2019 08:58
Last Modified: 30 Nov 2019 18:52
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/72040

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