Recent advances in poly (vinyl alcohol)/natural polymer based films for food packaging applications: A review

Pradeep Kumar Panda, Kambiz Sadeghi, Jongchul Seo

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The usability and effectiveness of plastic polymers are increasingly changing with advances in technology and research. Poly (vinyl alcohol) (PVOH) based materials have been widely applied in various fields owing to their biological and physical properties such as biocompatibility, biodegradability, antimicrobial ability, non-toxicity, and easy film-forming ability. PVOH based films have been widely applied in food packaging applications. Literatures have been mostly focused on synthetic PVOH or PVOH based nanomaterials for food packaging applications. With the advancement of polymer science and engineering, natural polymers are highly demandable due to their biodegradability and helping to achieve the goal of an environment-friendly packaging system. Therefore, this review mainly focuses on the recent development of PVOH/natural polymer-based films for use in food packaging applications. Further, this review gives the insight about the PVOH/bio-waste and fruit peel-based composite films. Finally, the research trends regarding PVOH films were also discussed, along with the metrics of publications.

Original languageEnglish
Article number100904
JournalFood Packaging and Shelf Life
Publication statusPublished - 2022 Sept

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
This study was supported by a National Research Foundation of Korea (NRF) grant funded by the Korean government (MSIP) [grant number 2020R1A2B5B01001797 ].

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Biomaterials
  • Safety, Risk, Reliability and Quality
  • Polymers and Plastics
  • Microbiology (medical)


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