Polymers for Food Applications

This book presents an exhaustive review on the use of polymers for food applications. Polymer-based systems for food applications such as: films, foams, nano- and micro-encapsulated, emulsions, hydrogels, prebiotics, 3D food printing, edible polymers for the development of foods for people with spec...

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Bibliographic Details
Other Authors: Gutiérrez, Tomy J. (Editor)
Format: eBook
Published: Cham Springer International Publishing 2018, 2018
Edition:1st ed. 2018
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Collection: Springer eBooks 2005- - Collection details see MPG.ReNa
Table of Contents:
  • Polymers for food applications - News
  • Edible films
  • The potential of vegetal and animal proteins to develop more sustainable food packaging
  • Properties of micro- and nano-reinforced biopolymers for food applications
  • Recent trends on nano-biocomposite polymers for food packaging
  • Surface properties of biodegradable polymers for food packaging
  • Transport phenomena in edible films
  • Antimicrobial films and coatings incorporated with food preservatives of microbial origin
  • Postharvest application of biopolymer-based edible coatings to improve the quality of fresh horticultural produce
  • Edible foams stabilized by food-grade polymers
  • Foams for food applications
  • Biodegradable foams in the development of food packaging
  • Composite foams made from edible and biodegradable polymers for food packaging applications
  • Nano and microencapsulation using food grade polymers
  • Food-grade biopolymers as efficient delivery systems for nutrients: An overview
  • Current processing methods in the development of micro- and nanoencapsulation from edible polymers
  • Biopolymers for the nano-microencapsulation of bioactive ingredients by electrohydrodynamic processing
  • Food gel emulsions: structural characteristics and viscoelastic behavior
  • Polymers for structure design of dairy foods
  • Partially hydrolyzed guar gum: preparation & properties
  • Development of hydrogels from edible polymers
  • Food grade polymers for the gelation of edible oils envisioning food applications
  • Current applications in food preservation based on marine biopolymers
  • Functional carbohydrate polymers – Prebiotics
  • Role of different polymers on the development of gluten-free baked goods
  • 3D Food Printing – Perspectives
  • Sensors based on conducting polymers for the analysis of food products