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Production and applications of biobased packaging materials for the food industry.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11962705     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Materials based on renewable resources are being developed at an increasing rate. Today, the only biobased food-packaging materials used commercially on a major scale are based on cellulose. However, materials based on proteins, starch, polylactate and other renewable resources may be the food-packaging materials of tomorrow. The paper presents some of the different biobased materials and their potential as food-packaging materials.
C J Weber; V Haugaard; R Festersen; G Bertelsen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Food additives and contaminants     Volume:  19 Suppl     ISSN:  0265-203X     ISO Abbreviation:  Food Addit Contam     Publication Date:  2002  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-18     Completed Date:  2002-04-29     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8500474     Medline TA:  Food Addit Contam     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  172-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Dairy and Food Science, The Royal Veterinary and Agricultural University, Copenhagen, Denmark.
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MeSH Terms
Biodegradation, Environmental
Conservation of Natural Resources*
Food Packaging / methods*,  trends
Polymers / chemistry*
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