Round up: the latest active antimicrobial films under development

The AIPIA mailbox continues to overflow with news about the development of antimicrobial and shelf-life-extending packaging films. Some are aimed at very specific products or produce, such as cheese or mushrooms, and all seem to have some common themes in terms of formulation, often looking at alternatives to plastics derived from fossil fuels. Here, in brief, and courtesy of our friends at Industry Intel, are our top ten.

Scientists at the University in Valencia, Spain have designed triple-layer PLA-starch-PLA films for active food packaging use. The electrospun films incorporate ferulic or cinnamic acids and show antimicrobial properties, extend food shelf life, and are more effective than pulverized films, the study shows...


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