Biopolímeros naturales usados en empaques biodegradables

Biopolymers naturals used in biodegradable packaging

Héctor Samuel Villada, Harold Acosta, Reinaldo Velasco


En esta revisión se hace una descripción de algunos biopolímeros aplicados a la agroindustria de empaques biodegradables, como también algunos conceptos sobre recubrimientos para productos alimenticios y otras estructuras membranosas. Estas películas dan transparencia, flexibilidad y dureza. Las películas elaboradas con biopolímeros y adición de plastificantes comerciales, aumentan sustancialmente la biodegradabilidad y mejoran las propiedades mecánicas y de barrera. Con los biopolímeros naturales renovables se abre la posibilidad de producir recubrimientos y empaques biodegradables a partir de materias primas autóctonas de Latinoamérica con destino a la protección de alimentos y otros usos agroindustriales

Palabras clave

Películas; cubrimiento; protección

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