Search results for antimicrobial active packaging

Materials Science Jun 20, 2022

Scientists develop antimicrobial, plant-based food wrap designed to replace plastic

Aiming to produce environmentally friendly alternatives to plastic food wrap and containers, a Rutgers scientist has developed a biodegradable, plant-based coating that can be sprayed on foods, guarding against pathogenic ...

Biochemistry Apr 11, 2022

Bioactive and sustainable plastic material made by reusing pineapple residues

A group of researchers from the University of Alicante Department of Analytical Chemistry, Nutrition and Food Sciences has been working, since the end of 2021, on a project on development of natural bioaromas to increase ...

Materials Science Dec 28, 2021

Sustainable food packaging that keeps harmful microbes at bay

A team of scientists from Nanyang Technological University, Singapore (NTU Singapore) and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, US, has developed a 'smart' food packaging material that is biodegradable, sustainable and ...

Environment Dec 27, 2021

Ring in the New Year with less food waste

While fighting food waste is a year-round mission, it's more important than ever around the holidays. This is something to consider during this year's festivities, typically known for an abundance of food.

Biotechnology Oct 12, 2021

Destructive insects produce high-value products from biowaste

European researchers and industries are putting insects to work—from termites that destroy wooden buildings to insect larvae that are star "poop" composters. Packaging, cosmetics, pharmaceuticals and animal feed are just ...

Biochemistry Jul 26, 2021

Bioplastic made of nanocellulose and mango to improve food preservation

A research team at the University of Cadiz (Spain), together with researchers from the University of Aveiro (Portugal) from the research group Biopol4fun, have developed a bioactive or functionalised plastic made from nanofibrillated ...

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 ...

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