The whole idea of food packaging originated to protect the foods from environmental elements and contain them. However, with the change in consumer demands and technological innovations, food packaging has evidenced a great deal of extensions to its original functions and new packaging materials are constantly being added to the existing list. This book covers almost every aspect of food packaging - from basic to advanced research. An attempt has been made in this volume to provide a detailed and thorough market insight, in terms of the prevailing food packaging materials for the diverse range of foods flooding in the global market. It allows the readers to obtain packaging trends for different food product groups as well as for various food packaging materials currently in use. Albeit this book is primarily intended for food manufacturers, researchers and scientists, it''s also likely to serve as a useful reference for post-graduate students of the subject area.