The second edition of Edible Coatings and Films to Improve Food Quality presents the latest research in coating materials, permeability properties, and measurement techniques. Updated chapters provide new information on the main materials used as film formers in coatings, including proteins, lipids, resins, and polysaccharides. The text covers the permeability properties of coatings and techniques to measure permeability. Additional chapters discuss the use and function of additives as well as experimental and commercial coatings for various types of foods. A new chapter focuses on regulatory aspects. With expanded application areas, this book also discusses special types of coatings for encapsulation and pharmaceuticals.