Synthesis of Active Hybrid Films Reinforced with Cellulose Nanofiber as Active Packaging Material
Active packaging films derived from renewable biopolymers with an antioxidant formulation is a promising alternative in prolonging food shelf?life. This study aimed to develop active hybrid films from semi?refined carrageenan, plasticized with glycerol, incorporating ??tocopherol and enhanced with cellulose nanofibers derived from empty fruit bunch as reinforcing agents for improved film function in active packaging. The active hybrid films were characterized for their properties and the release of antioxidant ??tocopherol was observed in food simulant and fresh meat. The application of the active hybrid films reinforced with cellulose nanofibers is presented for active packaging for food products.