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A comprehensive review on natural bioactive films with controlled release characteristics and their applications in foods and pharmaceuticals

BackgroundA lot of environmental concerns have been caused by the non-degradation of plastic packaging materials. In addition, consumer's preferences for safe, healthy, convenient and high-quality products necessitate the emergence of innovative food packaging systems to maintain the quality of packed food. Sustainable active films provide functionalities that address these demands and provide more protection with a single barrier to the external environment, simultaneously avoiding damage to the environment.

Publication date: 01/06/2021

Author: Liming Zhang, Dawei Yu, Joe M. Regenstein, Wenshui Xia, Junli Dong

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.