Bio-Based Packaging: Material, Environmental and Economic Aspects
ISBN: 978-1-119-38107-5 May 2021 560 Pages
An authoritative and up-to-date review of sustainable packaging development and applications
Biobased Packaging explores using renewable and biodegradable materials as sustainable alternatives to non-renewable, petroleum-based packaging. This comprehensive volume surveys the properties of biopolymers, the environmental and economic impact of bio-based packaging, and new and emerging technologies that are increasing the number of potential applications of green materials in the packaging industry. Contributions address the advantages and challenges of bio-based packaging, discuss new materials to be used for food packaging, and highlight cutting-edge research on polymers such as starch, protein, polylactic acid (PLA), pectin, nanocellulose, and their nanocomposites.
In-depth yet accessible chapters provide balanced coverage of a broad range of practical topics, including life cycle assessment (LCA) of bio-based packaging products, consumer perceptions and preferences, supply chains, business strategies and markets in biodegradable food packaging, manufacturing of bio-based packaging materials, and regulations for food packaging materials. Detailed discussions provide valuable insight into the opportunities for biopolymers in end-use sectors, the barriers to biopolymer-based concepts in the packaging market, recent advances made in the field of biopolymeric composite materials, the future of bio-plastics in commercial food packaging, and more. This book:
- Provides deep coverage of the bio-based packaging development, characterization, regulations, and environmental and socioeconomic impact
- Contains real-world case studies of bio-based packaging applications
- Includes an overview of recent advances and emerging aspects of nanotechnology for development of sustainable composites for packaging
- Discusses renewable sources for packaging material and the reuse and recycling of biobased packaging products
Biobased Packaging: Material, Environmental and Economic Aspects is essential reading for academics, researchers, and industry professionals working in packaging materials, renewable resources, sustainability, polymerization technology, food technology, material engineering, and related fields.