|Materials and Technologies for Food and Beverage Packaging IX
The food and beverage packaging industry keeps innovating focused on environmentally friendly alternatives, such as bioplastics and biofilms. The global market for bioplastics is expected to grow at a CAGR of 14.8% until 2020. The rising environmental awareness of consumers together with an interest of the packaging industries towards biodegradability are key factors propelling this growth. Developments in biofilms, research on nanotechnology applications in the packaging industry together with research on new biodegradable materials and breakthrough innovations are continuously being pushed by the public and private sectors. This newsletter reviews recent innovations in materials and technologies for the food and beverage packaging industry.