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Formulation of secondary compounds as additives of biopolymer-based food packaging: A review

BackgroundBiopolymers can be considered a valid alternative to synthetic polymers in the food packaging industry since their biodegradability, biocompatibility, easy renewability, and generally good mechanical properties, comparable with the ones of conventional polymers.

Natural secondary metabolites derived from plants and fungi have attracted much attention in the food packaging industry because of their both antimicrobial and antioxidant activity and positive effect on biofilm mechanical performances.

Publication date: 01/08/2021

Author: Arash Moeini, Natalie Germann, Mario Malinconico, Gabriella Santagata

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.