Intended for researchers and students, this book will also be of interest to industry, especially in terms of the practical applications.
Leading research groups worldwide in industry and academe are working on such technology with the objective of applying the latest advances in the field
The areas addressed include food packaging, edible coatings, paper coatings and agricultural films
With growing concern for the environment and the rising price of crude oil, there is increasing demand for non-petroleum-based polymers from renewable resources
Written by well-respected experts, this text systematically covers the extraction and production of selected biopolymers as well as their properties and application as films or coatings in a variety of uses