Starch-based Materials In Food Packaging: Processing, Characterization And Applications by Silvia Elena Barbosa

Starch-based Materials In Food Packaging: Processing, Characterization And Applications

bySilvia Elena BarbosaEditorMaria Alejandra Garc, Luciana Castillo

Hardcover | June 29, 2017

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Starch-Based Materials in Food Packaging: Processing, Characterization and Applicationscomprises an experimental approach related to the processing and characterization of biopolymers derived from different starches. The book includes fundamental knowledge and practical applications, and it also covers valuable experimental case studies. The book not only provides a comprehensive overview concerning biodegradable polymers, but also supplies the new trends in their applications in food packaging.

The book is focused toward an ecological proposal to partially replace synthetics polymers arising from non-renewable sources for specific applications. This tender implies the protection of natural resources. Thus, the use of starch as feedstock to develop biodegradable materials is a good and promissory alternative. With the contributions and collaboration of experts in the development and study of starch based materials, this book demonstrates the versatility of this polysaccharide and its potential use.



  • Brings the latest advances in the development of biomaterials from different starches, applying several technologies at laboratory and semi-industrial scales
  • Examines the effect of formulations and processing conditions on structural and final properties of starch-based materials (blends and composites)
  • Discusses the potential applications of starch materials in different fields, especially in food packaging
  • Includes chapters on active and intelligent food packages

About The Author

got the degree of Chemical Engineer (1988) from Universidad Nacional del Centro de la Provincia de Buenos Aires (UNCPBA) and the degree of Doctor in Chemical Engineering (1992) from Universidad Nacional del Sur (UNS), Argentine.received her degree in Chemistry in 1990 from Universidad Nacional de Mar del Plata (UNMP). Her research focu...

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Title:Starch-based Materials In Food Packaging: Processing, Characterization And ApplicationsFormat:HardcoverDimensions:336 pages, 9.41 × 7.24 × 0.98 inPublished:June 29, 2017Publisher:Academic PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0128094397

ISBN - 13:9780128094396

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Table of Contents

1. Starch 2. Starch thermal-processing: technologies at laboratory and semi-industrial scale 3. Bio-based materials from traditional and non-conventional native and modified starches 4. Composites and nanocomposites based on starches. Effect of mineral and organic fillers on processing, structure and final properties of starch 5. Thermoplastic starch-based blends: processing, structure and final properties 6. Food packaging: properties and characteristics. 7. Active and intelligent food packages 8. Potential use of starch in food packaging 9. Future tendencies