486 Pages 127 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

    486 Pages 127 B/W Illustrations
    by Apple Academic Press

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    This book focuses on food, non-food, and industrial packaging applications of polymers, blends, nanostructured materials, macro, micro and nanocomposites, and renewable and biodegradable materials. It details physical, thermal, and barrier properties as well as sustainability, recycling, and regulatory issues. The book emphasizes interdisciplinary research on processing, morphology, structure, and properties as well as applications in packaging of food and industrial products. It is useful for chemists, physicists, materials scientists, food technologists, and engineers.

    Biopolymers: Potential Biodegradable Packaging Material for the Food Industry, Tripathi, S. K. Srivastava, and Ajay Yadav
    Bionanocomposites and Their Potential Applications in Food Packaging, C. Anandharamakrishnan and Usha Kiran Kolli
    Bio Based Nanocomposites: Prospects in Green Packaging Applications,.Prodyut Dhar, Umesh Bhardwaj, and Vimal Katiyar
    Edible Films and Coatings for Packaging Applications, Rungsinee Sothornvit
    Barrier Properties of Natural Fiber Reinforced Polymer Composites: An Overview, Jini Varghese
    A View on Eco-Friendly Natural Fibers for Packaging, Saravana Bavan D and Mohan Kumar G C
    Environment Friendly Packaging Plastics, Vimal Katiyar, Neelima Tripathi, Rahul Patwa, Prakash Kotecha
    Environmental Friendly Microbial Polymers, Polyhydroxyalkanoates (Phas) for Packaging and Biomedical Applications, P. P. Kanekar, S. O. Kulkarni, S. S. Nilegaonkar, S. S. Sarnaik, P. R. Kshirsagar, M. Ponraj, and S. P. Kanekar
    An Outlook on Water Absorption Properties of Chitosan Based Polymer Films, Christy Philip
    Rubber Nanocomposites for Packaging Applications, Jini Varghese
    Properties of Plastics for Packaging Applications, Vimal Katiyar, Surendra S. Gaur, Akhilesh K. Pal, and Amit Kumar
    Interaction Phenomena Between Packaging and Product, Boussad Abbès, Fazilay Abbès, and Ying-Qiao Guo
    Modified Atmosphere Packaging of Food, Sanjaya K Dash
    Application of Modified Atmosphere Packaging for Extension of Shelf-Life of Food Commodities, S. D. Deshpande
    Conductive Polymers for Packaging Applications, S. B. Kondawar
    Active and Intelligent Packaging, Panuwat Suppakul


    Sabu Thomas, PhD, is a professor of polymer science and engineering at the School of Chemical Sciences and director of the Centre for Nanoscience and Nanotechnology at Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India. He received his BSc (1980) in chemistry from the University of Kerala, Tech. (1983) in polymer science and rubber technology from the Cochin University of Science and Technology, and PhD (1987) in polymer engineering from the Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur. The research activities of Professor Thomas include surfaces and interfaces in multiphase polymer blend and composite systems; phase separation in polymer blends; compatibilization of immiscible polymer blends; thermoplastic elastomers; phase transitions in polymers; nanostructured polymer blends; macro-, micro- and nanocomposites; polymer rheology; recycling; reactive extrusion; processing-morphology-property relationships in multiphase polymer systems; double networking of elastomers; natural fibers and green composites; rubber vulcanization; interpenetrating polymer networks; diffusion and transport; and polymer scaffolds for tissue engineering. He has supervised 64 PhD theses, 30 MPhi. theses, and 40 masters theses. He has three patents to his credit. He also received the coveted Sukumar Maithy Award for the best polymer researcher in the country for the year 2008. Very recently Professor Thomas received the MRSI and CRSI medals for his excellent work. With over 600 publications to his credit and over 15,000 citations, with an h-index of 65, Dr. Thomas has been ranked fifth in India as one of the most productive scientists. Sajid Alavi, PhD, is a professor of extrusion processing and food engineering in the Department of Grain Science and Industry at Kansas State University, Manhattan, Kansas, USA. He received his BS degree (1995) in agricultural engineering from Indian Institute of Technology (Kharagpur), MS (1997) in agricultu