Barrier films are being extensively used for packaging personal care products to improve their shelf-life, contain breakages, and preserve the active ingredients present in the products without the use of any added preservatives. Material manufacturers across the globe are developing high barrier films that provide oxygen barrier, moisture barrier, and aroma retention properties to contained products. There is high potential for adoption smart materials and bio-based materials as barrier films for packaging over the next 3 years.
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Keywords: Barrier films, packaging materials, personal care, cosmetics, active ingredients, oxygen barrier