DEVELOPMENT OF AGRICULTURALLY-DERIVED BIOPOLYMER COMPOSITES FOR NON-FOOD APPLICATIONS
Location: Bioproduct Chemistry and Engineering Research
Title: UTILIZATION OF BIOBASED MATERIALS IN FOOD PACKAGING
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.
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.