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Edible Films and Coatings for Food Applications

  • Kerry C. Huber
  • Milda E. Embuscado

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Attila E. Pavlath, William Orts
    Pages 1-23
  3. Kirsten Dangaran, Peggy M. Tomasula, Phoebe Qi
    Pages 25-56
  4. Frédéric Debeaufort, Andrée Voilley
    Pages 135-168
  5. María A. García, Adriana Pinotti, Miriam N. Martino, Noemí E. Zaritzky
    Pages 169-209
  6. Guadalupe I. I. Olivas, Gustavo Barbosa-Cánovas
    Pages 211-244
  7. Gary A. Reineccius
    Pages 269-294
  8. Olga Martín-Belloso, M. Alejandra Rojas-Graü, Robert Soliva-Fortuny
    Pages 295-313
  9. Charles M. Zapf
    Pages 335-346
  10. James M. Rossman
    Pages 367-390
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 391-403

About this book


Edible films and coatings play an important role in the quality, safety, transportation, storage, and display of a wide range of fresh and processed foods. Edible films and coatings, while preventing moisture loss and maintaining quality, prevent spoilage and microbial contamination of foods.

The edible film and coating industry is now a multimillion dollar industry. Less than $1 million in 1999, the market has grown to more than $100 million and was expected to grow to $350 million by 2008, according to James Rossman of Rossman Consulting. Pharmaceutical and consumer products have been responsible for the tremendous increase. This growth has produced an enormous amount of scientific articles, patents, and research projects undertaken by members of the food industry, academia, and research institutions.

Edible Films and Coatings for Food Applications brings together this vast wealth of scientific knowledge in a systematically organized volume. It examines the science, application, function, and market for edible films and coatings.

Milda Embuscado is a Senior Scientist at McCormick & Company, Inc., Hunt Valley, Maryland.

Kerry Huber is a Professor of Food Science and Toxicology at the University of Idaho, Moscow, Idaho.



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  • Kerry C. Huber
  • Milda E. Embuscado

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Consumer Packaged Goods