Gelatin-Based Films and Coatings for Food Packaging Applications

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Title: Gelatin-Based Films and Coatings for Food Packaging Applications
Authors: Ramos, Marina | Valdés, Arantzazu | Beltrán Sanahuja, Ana | Garrigós, María del Carmen
Research Group/s: Análisis de Polímeros y Nanomateriales
Center, Department or Service: Universidad de Alicante. Departamento de Química Analítica, Nutrición y Bromatología
Keywords: Edible films | Food coatings | Food preservation | Biopolymers | Antioxidant and antimicrobial agents
Knowledge Area: Química Analítica
Issue Date: 28-Sep-2016
Publisher: MDPI
Citation: Ramos M, Valdés A, Beltrán A, Garrigós MC. Gelatin-Based Films and Coatings for Food Packaging Applications. Coatings. 2016; 6(4):41. doi:10.3390/coatings6040041
Abstract: This review discusses the latest advances in the composition of gelatin-based edible films and coatings, including nanoparticle addition, and their properties are reviewed along their potential for application in the food packaging industry. Gelatin is an important biopolymer derived from collagen and is extensively used by various industries because of its technological and functional properties. Nowadays, a very wide range of components are available to be included as additives to improve its properties, as well as its applications and future potential. Antimicrobials, antioxidants and other agents are detailed due to the fact that an increasing awareness among consumers regarding healthy lifestyle has promoted research into novel techniques and additives to prolong the shelf life of food products. Thanks to its ability to improve global food quality, gelatin has been particularly considered in food preservation of meat and fish products, among others.
Sponsor: Authors would like to thank Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness for financial support (MAT-2015-59242-C2-2-R).
ISSN: 2079-6412
DOI: 10.3390/coatings6040041
Language: eng
Type: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Rights: © 2016 by the authors; licensee MDPI, Basel, Switzerland. This article is an open access article distributed under the terms and conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution (CC-BY) license (
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