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A review on antimicrobial packaging from biodegradable polymer composites

Kamarudin, Siti Hasnah and Rayung, Marwah and Abu, Falah and Ahmad, So’bah and Fadil, Fatirah and Abdul Karem, Azrena and Norizan, Mohd Nurazzi and Sarifuddin, Norshahida and Mat Desa, Mohd Shaiful Zaidi and Mohd Basri, Mohd Salahuddin and Samsudin, Hayati and Abdullah, Luqman Chuah (2022) A review on antimicrobial packaging from biodegradable polymer composites. Polymers, 14 (1). pp. 1-29. ISSN 2073-4360

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The development of antimicrobial packaging has been growing rapidly due to an increase in awareness and demands for sustainable active packaging that could preserve the quality and prolong the shelf life of foods and products. The addition of highly efficient antibacterial nanoparticles, antifungals, and antioxidants to biodegradable and environmentally friendly green polymers has become a significant advancement trend for the packaging evolution. Impregnation of antimicrobial agents into the packaging film is essential for impeding or destroying the pathogenic microorganisms causing food illness and deterioration. Higher safety and quality as well as an extended shelf life of sustainable active packaging desired by the industry are further enhanced by applying the different types of antimicrobial packaging systems. Antimicrobial packaging not only can offer a wide range of advantages, but also preserves the environment through usage of renewable and biodegradable polymers instead of common synthetic polymers, thus reducing plastic pollution generated by humankind. This review intended to provide a summary of current trends and applications of antimicrobial, biodegradable films in the packaging industry as well as the innovation of nanotechnology to increase efficiency of novel, bio-based packaging systems.

Item Type: Article (Review)
Uncontrolled Keywords: antimicrobial packaging; biodegradable; natural fibre; polymer composite; sustainable
Subjects: T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General) > TA401 Materials of engineering and construction
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr. Norshahida Sarifuddin
Date Deposited: 19 May 2022 14:46
Last Modified: 19 May 2022 14:46
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/97953

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