The higher demand for healthy, safe and fresh products promotes the search for the development of active packaging systems to extend the food shelf life and monitor the quality of packed food. In active packaging, absorber or emitters are added to the packaging, which interacts with the inner environment of the package to enhance the shelf life of the food. This research project is built on the advancement of our biodegradable packaging materials research stream with a specific focus on food packaging. We will also investigate the effect of essential oils extracted from spinifex and other bush plants as active reagents in the development of active packaging.

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