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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Title: Utilization of Biobased Materials in Food Packaging

item Glenn, Gregory
item Ludvik, Charles
item Klamczynski, Artur
item Shey, Justin
item Chiou, Bor-Sen
item Holtman, Kevin
item Orts, William
item Wood, Delilah

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Abstract Only
Publication Acceptance Date: April 24, 2006
Publication Date: April 24, 2006
Citation: Glenn, G.M., Ludvik, C.N., Klamczynski, A., Shey, J., Chiou, B., Holtman, K.M., Orts, W.J., Wood, D.F. 2006. Utilization of biobased materials in food packaging. ARS-Mexico Biotechnology Conference, Monterey, Mexico, April 24-28, 2006, Paper #1.

Technical Abstract: Consumers are becoming more aware of the need to use single-use containers that are environmentally sound. This paper describes the current status of plastics and composites used in the food service industry. The overall focus is on starch based composite materials that are laminated with a biodegradable film to provide moisture resistance. The future of the food service industry is discussed.

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