Practical Coatings Handbook from C.H.I.P.S.

Protein-Based Films and Coatings
edited by
Aristippos Gennadios


  • Covers the formation, characterization, and functional properties of protein-based films and coatings
  • Includes food and pharmaceutical packaging applications
  • Details the utilization of plant and animal proteins as renewable raw materials for edible/degradable films and coatings

This volume presents up-to-date and detailed information on protein-based biopolymer films and coatings.

Protein-Based Films and Coatings provides a comprehensive overview of the design, technology, properties, functionality, and applications of biopolymer films and coatings (edible and inedible) from plant and animal proteins. Both widely commercialized and envisioned applications of protein films are also discussed, including hard and soft gelatin capsules, microcapsules, collagen casings, and meat and produce coatings.

Expert contributors provide thorough reviews of related interdisciplinary research and extensive lists of references.


  1. Proteins as Raw Materials for Films and Coatings: Definitions, Current Status, and Opportunities
  2. Formation and Properties of Corn Zein Films and Coatings
  3. Formation and Properties of Wheat Gluten Films and Coatings
  4. Formation and Properties of Soy Protein Films and Coatings
  5. Formation and Properties of Cottonseed Protein Films and Coatings
  6. Formation and Properties of Whey Protein Films and Coatings
  7. Formation and Properties of Casein Films and Coatings
  8. Formation and Properties of Fish Myofibrillar Protein Films and Coatings
  9. Formation and Properties of Egg White Films and Coatings
  10. Formation and Properties of Wool Keratin Films and Coatings
  11. Formation and Properties of Collagen and Gelatin Films and Coatings
  12. Films and Coatings from Proteins of Limited Availability
  13. Modeling Water Vapor, Gas, and Solute Transport through Protein Films
  14. Proteins as Microencapsulating Agents and Microencapsulated Active Compounds in Pharmaceutical Applications
  15. Hard Gelatin Capsules
  16. Soft Gelatin Capsules
  17. Collagen Casings
  18. Application of Edible Coatings on Muscle Foods
  19. Protein-Based Edible Films and Coatings Carrying Antimicrobial Agents
  20. Use of Proteins in Edible Coatings for Whole and Minimally Processed Fruits and Vegetables
  21. Protein-Based Edible Coatings for Fried Foods
  22. Application of Edible Protein Coatings to Nuts and Nut-Containing Food Products
  23. Protein-Based Films and Coatings for Military Packaging Applications
  24. Edible Films and Coatings as Aroma Barriers
  25. Kosher and Halal Issues Pertaining to Edible Films and Coatings
  26. Soy Protein Utilization in Compression-Molded, Extruded, and Injection-Molded Degradable Plastics


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Protein-Based Films and Coatings
edited by Aristippos Gennadios
2001 • 650 pages • $225.95 + shipping
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