State of Nano technology in novel food packaging and new application opportunities

Document Type : Research Paper


Nanostructure materials have attracted special attention in recent years due to their
phenomenal properties that makes them suitable to be applied for food packaging as they enhance
the mechanical, thermal and gas barriers properties, with no threat able to become non-toxic and
biodegradable. In this article, different types of polymers including natural, synthetic and semi-synthesis
polymers as well as various types of nanocomposites and bio-composites have been discussed.
Moreover, several applications of nanocomposites in food packaging and food safety are reviewed in
which nanomaterials are employed as potent antimicrobial agents, as well as the detection of foodrelevant
analytes in smart food packaging [1-5].