Search results for antimicrobial active packaging

Materials Science Mar 10, 2017

Biodegradable packages will keep your food fresh

KTU researchers are creating biodegradable food packaging materials, which, in addition, will also keep food fresh for longer. This innovation would solve two problems at once: assist in cutting down packaging waste and in ...

Materials Science Jan 10, 2017

Surf and Earth: How prawn shopping bags could save the planet

Bioengineers at The University of Nottingham are trialling how to use shrimp shells to make biodegradable shopping bags as a 'green' alternative to oil-based plastics, and as a new food packaging material to extend product ...

Materials Science Apr 21, 2016

Edible coatings able to extend the shelf-life of fish and seafood products

Ximena CarriĆ³n Granda, a Food Engineering graduate from Ecuador, has developed edible coatings containing natural substances with antimicrobial properties in order to extend the shelf-life of fish and seafood products by ...

Other Nov 11, 2015

Eliminating fungi that attack produce with oregano and eucalyptus oil

Researchers at the National University of Mexico (UNAM) have demonstrated anti-fungal in vitro activity of the essential oil of oregano and eucalyptus in a vapor phase, which have already proven effective in controlling fungi ...

Materials Science Oct 28, 2015

Researchers turn potato byproducts into eco-friendly plastic films

Using potato peels and culls considered waste by Alberta's potato-processing industry, University of Alberta researchers have created a starch-based bioactive film that is both eco-friendly and rich in antioxidants.

Bio & Medicine Jul 08, 2015

Peppermint oil and cinnamon could help treat and heal chronic wounds

Infectious colonies of bacteria called biofilms that develop on chronic wounds and medical devices can cause serious health problems and are tough to treat. But now scientists have found a way to package antimicrobial compounds ...

Cell & Microbiology Jun 19, 2014

Invention prevents contamination of food packaging by bacterial biofilms

Eating fruits and vegetables is good for you, but sometimes there's a price to pay: illness caused by bacterial biofilms that adhere to the produce and to the packaging in which it's shipped.

Biochemistry May 01, 2014

Antimicrobial edible films inhibit pathogens in meat

Antimicrobial agents incorporated into edible films applied to foods to seal in flavor, freshness and color can improve the microbiological safety of meats, according to researchers in Penn State's College of Agricultural ...

Cell & Microbiology May 08, 2013

Stable, inexpensive and easy-to-prepare active ingredients for topical treatments effectively clear fungal eye infection

Pathogenic microbes that become encased within a protective and adhesive polymeric coating, forming a biofilm, are among the most difficult forms of infections to treat. Fungal keratitis, for example, is a common form of ...

Bio & Medicine Mar 16, 2012

Nano rescues skin: Shrimp shell nanotech for wound healing and anti-aging face cream

Nanoparticles containing chitosan have been shown to have effective antimicrobial activity against Staphylococcus saprophyticus and Escherichia coli. The materials could be used as a protective wound-healing material to avoid ...

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