Polymers for Food Applications

  • Tomy J. Gutiérrez

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xvii
  2. Tomy J. Gutiérrez
    Pages 1-4
  3. María R. Ansorena, Mariana Pereda, Norma E. Marcovich
    Pages 5-24
  4. Tania Garrido, Jone Uranga, Pedro Guerrero, Koro de la Caba
    Pages 25-59
  5. Sofía Collazo-Bigliardi, Rodrigo Ortega-Toro, Amparo Chiralt
    Pages 61-99
  6. Germán Ayala Valencia, Paulo José do Amaral Sobral
    Pages 101-130
  7. Delia Rita Tapia-Blácido, Bianca Chieregato Maniglia, Milena Martelli Tosi
    Pages 149-192
  8. Ashok R. Patel
    Pages 251-269
  9. A. L. Ellis, A. Lazidis
    Pages 271-327
  10. Luis M. Araque, Vera A. Alvarez, Tomy J. Gutiérrez
    Pages 347-355
  11. S. K. Vimala Bharathi, J. A. Moses, C. Anandharamakrishnan
    Pages 357-400
  12. Lekshmi R. G. Kumar, K. K. Anas, C. S. Tejpal, Suseela Mathew
    Pages 401-422
  13. Teresita Arredondo-Ochoa, Carlos Regalado-González, Olga Martín-Belloso
    Pages 423-445
  14. Pedro J. García-Moreno, Ana C. Mendes, Charlotte Jacobsen, Ioannis S. Chronakis
    Pages 447-479
  15. Gabriel Lorenzo, Noemí Zaritzky, Alicia Califano
    Pages 481-507
  16. Haotian Zheng
    Pages 509-528
  17. Akbar Ali, Shakeel Ahmed
    Pages 551-589
  18. A. J. Martins, L. M. Pastrana, A. A. Vicente, M. A. Cerqueira
    Pages 591-608
  19. Mohamed E. I. Badawy, Entsar I. Rabea
    Pages 609-650
  20. Jun Yang, Yixiang Xu
    Pages 651-691
  21. Jie Sun, Weibiao Zhou, Dejian Huang, Liangkun Yan
    Pages 725-755
  22. Constantin Apetrei, Mateus D. Maximino, Cibely S. Martin, Priscila Alessio
    Pages 757-792
  23. Back Matter
    Pages 793-818

About this book


This book presents an exhaustive review on the use of polymers for food applications. Polymer-based systems for food applications such as: films, foams, nano- and micro-encapsulated, emulsions, hydrogels, prebiotics, 3D food printing, edible polymers for the development of foods for people with special feeding regimes, sensors, among others, have been analyzed in this work.

About the Editor:

Dr. Tomy J. Gutiérrez has a degree in chemistry (Geochemical option) from the Central University of Venezuela (UCV) (December, 2007), a degree in education (Chemical mention) from the same university (UCV, July, 2008), has a specialization in International Negotiation of Hydrocarbons from the National Polytechnic Experimental University of the National Armed Force (UNEFA) - Venezuela (July, 2011). He also has a Master's and PhD degree in Food Science and Technology obtained in October, 2013 and April, 2015, respectively, both from the UCV. It has also PhD studies in Metallurgy and Materials Science from the UCV and postdoctoral studies at the Research Institute in Materials Science and Technology (INTEMA). Dr. Gutiérrez has been a professor - researcher at the UCV both at the Institute of Food Science and Technology (ICTA) and the School of Pharmacy at the same university. It is currently an adjunct researcher in the INTEMA - National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET), Argentina. Dr. Gutiérrez has at least 20 book chapters and 40 publications in international journals of high impact factor. Dr. Gutiérrez today is developing a line of research in nanostructured materials based on polymers (composite materials), which are obtained on a pilot scale to be transferred to the food, pharmaceutical and polymer industry. In addition, it is a collaborator of international projects between Argentina and France, Brazil, Venezuela and Colombia.


Edible Films Emulsions Foams Hydrogels Nano-encapsulation Micro-encapsulation

Editors and affiliations

  • Tomy J. Gutiérrez
    • 1
  1. 1.Thermoplastic Composite Materials (CoMP) Group, Faculty of Engineering, Institute of Research in Materials Science and Technology (INTEMA)National University of Mar del Plata (UNMdP) and National Scientific and Technical Research Council (CONICET)Mar del PlataArgentina

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