Search results for antimicrobial active packaging

Materials Science Nov 19, 2020

Plastic film used to protect foods and surfaces inactivates novel coronavirus

Transparent stretchable PVC film for use in packaging meat, fruit, cold cuts, and other foods, and to protect surfaces, can inactivate the novel coronavirus.

Materials Science Jul 21, 2020

How adding green tea extract to prepared foods may reduce the risk for norovirus

Infusing prepared foods with an edible coating that contains green tea extract may lower consumers' chances of catching the highly contagious norovirus by eating contaminated food, new research suggests.

Materials Science Jun 24, 2020

How to prolong shelf life and avoid food waste

About a third of all food produced for human consumption is lost or wasted globally each year, according to a report by the Food and Agricultural Organization of the United Nations. In the EU, this amount is about 20% of ...

Materials Science Jan 24, 2020

Is turmeric-film packaging the future for supermarket shelves?

Researchers in Malaysia have developed a biopolymer film incorporating turmeric oil that stops the growth of a common food fungus and degrades well in soil. The film could provide an environmentally friendly way to extend ...

Materials Science Jan 23, 2020

Printing objects that can incorporate living organisms

A method for printing 3-D objects that can control living organisms in predictable ways has been developed by an interdisciplinary team of researchers at MIT and elsewhere. The technique may lead to 3-D printing of biomedical ...

Cell & Microbiology Jan 21, 2020

Novel composite antimicrobial film could take a bite out of foodborne illnesses

A novel composite film—created by the bonding of an antimicrobial layer to conventional, clear polyethylene plastic typically used to vacuum-package foods such as meat and fish—could help to decrease foodborne illness ...

Other Dec 23, 2019

Extending food shelf life with nanomaterials

When was the last time you were tempted by luscious cherries at your supermarket or saw that your favorite brand of packaged bread was on sale and you greedily bought too much? You likely had to throw away most of them because ...

Nanomaterials Feb 12, 2019

Laser-induced graphene gets tough, with help

Laser-induced graphene (LIG), a flaky foam of the atom-thick carbon, has many interesting properties on its own but gains new powers as part of a composite.

Biochemistry Aug 17, 2018

Scientists discover natural plant-based food preservative

Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) scientists have discovered a plant-based food preservative that is more effective than artificial preservatives. The organic preservative comprises naturally occurring ...

Cell & Microbiology Nov 08, 2017

New 'sugar-glass' film uses viruses to kill harmful bacteria in food

With antibiotic resistance on the rise, bacterial contamination of food is becoming more problematic. Now in a study appearing in ACS Biomaterials Science & Engineering, scientists report that they have developed an antibacterial ...

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