Application of nanotechnology in food packaging: A review.

Harthika Mylvaganam


Nanotechnology has proven its competence in almost all possible fields. But still, Food Nano packaging is an incompletely explored field of study both in Nano science and food science. The purpose of this paper is to reveal the applications of nanotechnology in food packaging. Bio based packaging is a one of the remarkable techniques to reduce the environmental pollution. It replaces the non-degradable polymers with biodegradable materials which reduces waste and can be altered to extend the shelf life, and enhance food quality. Next is improved packaging, which aims in producing packaging material with good barrier properties, mechanical strength, flexibility and stability. Smart packaging is about use of Nano sensors and Nano devices in the detection of freshness of food, contaminants in food, monitor changes and integrity of packaging material.

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