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Title:Improving bacterial cellulose films by ex-situ and in-situ modifications: a review
Authors:Cazon, Patricia (Author)
Vazquez, Manuel (Author)
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Language:English
Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.02 - Review Article
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:The high intake of plastic materials for food packaging causes environmental problems due to the nonbiodegradable properties of these materials. High, low and very low-density polyethylene, polyethylene terephthalate, polyvinyl chloride, polystyrene and polypropylene are the main materials used. Biodegradable polymers from natural sources are potential raw materials to develop novel food packaging. Bacterial cellulose is a material with extraordinary properties that is gaining special interest for applications in the Food Industry. The excellent mechanical properties, thermal stability and barrier to water vapor, oxygen and UV radiation of bacterial cellulose compared to other polysaccharides make this material very attractive and a potential alternative to non-biodegradable synthetic materials. Nevertheless, bacterial cellulose films are limited due to their lower elasticity. Therefore, the aim of this review is to provide an overview of the ex-situ and in-situ modifications of bacterial cellulose to improve its properties for the development of films for food packaging.
Keywords:Bacterial cellulose, In-situ modifications, Ex-situ modifications, Food packaging.
Year of publishing:2021
Number of pages:106514
Numbering:113, 2021
COBISS_ID:41829635 Link is opened in a new window
URN:URN:SI:UNG:REP:LGJDPLSO
DOI:10.1016/j.foodhyd.2020.106514 Link is opened in a new window
License:CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
This work is available under this license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International
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Title:Food Hydrocolloids
ISSN:0268-005X
Year of publishing:2021

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