"Nano-Bricks" May Help Build Better Packaging to Keep Foods Fresher Longer

Sunday, March 27, 2011 - 16:30 in Mathematics & Economics

Scientists are reporting on a new material containing an ingredient used to make bricks that shows promise as a transparent coating for improving the strength and performance of plastic food packaging. Called "nano-bricks," the coating could help foods and beverages stay fresh and flavorful longer and may replace some foil packaging currently in use, they said. Scientists will describe the new, eco-friendly material at the 241st National Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim.

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