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Trends and challenges of starch-based foams for use as food packaging and food container

BackgroundExpanded polystyrene (EPS), an inexpensive and widely available polymer, has been extensively employed in foam packaging. However, EPS-based foams cause environmental problems because they are non-biodegradable and little recycled. Therefore, developing foams from renewable sources for application in biodegradable packaging for food and express food delivery is essential to tackle pollution issues of synthetic plastics.

Publication date: 01/01/2022

Author: Delia Rita Tapia-Blácido, Guilherme José Aguilar, Mateus Teixeira de Andrade, Márcio F. Rodrigues-Júnior, Fernanda C. Guareschi-Martins

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.