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A review of cellulose and its derivatives in biopolymer-based for food packaging application

BackgroundFood packaging is a globally relevant and widely used technique for food preservation. Natural, biodegradable, and bioavailable polymers are gaining popularity in the field of food packaging. Cellulose and its derivatives are amongst the most abundant and widely used polymers in the packaging industry. There are many natural sources for cellulose, and they can also be obtained from bio-wastes and agricultural wastes. Thus, it is available in large quality and is cost effective.

Publication date: 01/06/2021

Author: Yaowen Liu, Saeed Ahmed, Dur E. Sameen, Yue Wang, Rui Lu, Jianwu Dai, Suqing Li, Wen Qin

Trends in Food Science & Technology


This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 837761.