New nanosheet coating could replace nonrecyclable metalized films in food packaging

Current food packaging often contains films that must be removed before recycling, increasing costs. (Credit: Lunatictm/Shutterstock) Rip open a bag of chips and youíll find a shiny, silver material staring back at you. This metallized film helps keep packaged foods like cookies and energy bars tasting fresh by preventing gases from leaking out (or in). The material is the industry standard for flexible, shelf-stable food packaging. But itís not so great for the environment. To recycle th

New nanosheet coating could replace nonrecyclable metalized films in food packaging

A team of researchers at the University of Oxford, in the U.K., has developed a new type of nanosheet coating for food packaging that could replace the metalized films currently in use. In their ...

Thu 13 Jun 19 from Phys.org

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