Application of Nanocellulose in Food Packaging: A review

Document Type : Research Paper


The food business has a high demand for sophisticated and environmentally friendly packaging materials that have improved physical, mechanical, and barrier capabilities. Synthetic and non-biodegradable materials are commonly used, raising environmental issues. As a result, in recent years, research has focused on the creation of bio-based sustainable packaging materials. The potential of nanocelluloses as nanofillers or coatings for the production of bio-based nanocomposites is covered in this review, which includes: the effect of nanocellulose modification/functionalization on the final qualities, the physico-chemical interaction of nanocellulose with the neighboring polymeric phase.