Search results for antimicrobial active packaging

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 ...

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 ...

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