Congratulations to Bai Qu on having her review paper published in Carbohydrate Polymer Technologies and Applications, a new Open Access journal companion to the well-established and prestigious journal Carbohydrate Polymers. The article entitled "A review on the preparation and characterization of chitosan-clay nanocomposite films and coatings for food packaging applications", provides an overview of fabrication methods that are specifically applied for the preparation of chitosan-clay nanocomposite films and coatings, and then summarizes the advances made in the most recent five years for their food packaging applications. Please read the article here.
- Fabrication strategies of chitosan-clay nanocomposites within five years were summarized.
- Food packaging applications of chitosan-clay nanocomposites were explicitly reviewed.
- Nanocomposites with natural antimicrobials or metal (oxide) nanoparticles hold great potential in food packaging.
- Migration probability of nanoclays from packaging into food should be studied in the future.