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Impregnation of cinnamon essential oil into plasticised polylactic acid biocomposite film for active food packaging

Anuar, Hazleen and Abu Bakar, Nur Fatin Izzati and Syed Mustafa, Sharifah Nurul Inani and Mohd Apandi, Siti Nur E’zzati and Abd Rashid, Siti Munirah Salimah and Ali, Fathilah and Manshir, Mohd. Romainor (2017) Impregnation of cinnamon essential oil into plasticised polylactic acid biocomposite film for active food packaging. Journal of Packaging Technology and Research, 1 (3). pp. 149-156. ISSN 2520-1034 E-ISSN 2520-1042

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The investigation of environmentally friendly and sustainable food packaging for daily high consumption is necessary to replace existing synthetic packaging. This study reported the efects of antimicrobial agents on the properties of durian skin fbre (DSF)-reinforced plasticised polylactic acid (PLA) biocomposite flms produced via solvent casting. Cinnamon essential oil (CEO) was incorporated into the PLA biocomposite at amounts from 0 to 5 wt%. Thermogravimetric analysis showed the lowest weight loss due to biocomposite degradation after 500 °C in 1 wt% CEO flm. Diferential scanning calorimetry analysis showed that the biocomposites with CEO were less crystalline suggesting that the structure of the biocomposite was less rigid and fexible. CEO improved the barrier properties of the biocomposite by decreasing the water vapour permeability. Biocomposites with CEO also demonstrated antimicrobial activity against both gram-positive and gram-negative bacteria. The plasticised PLA/DSF biocomposite with CEO is transparent, indicating potential as an active food packaging material.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4130/59787
Uncontrolled Keywords: Polylactic acid, Durian skin fbre, Cinnamon essential oil, Water vapour permeability, Antimicrobial activity
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T175 Industrial research. Research and development
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Hazleen Anuar
Date Deposited: 06 Dec 2017 11:23
Last Modified: 20 Mar 2018 17:10
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/59787

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