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Physical and functional properties of durian skin fiber biocomposite films filled with natural antimicrobial agents

Anuar, Hazleen and Mohd Apandi, Siti Nur E'zzati and Abu Bakar, Nur Fatin Izzati and Syed Mustafa, Sharifah Nurul Inani and Abd. Rashid, Siti Munirah Salimah and Ali, Fathilah (2018) Physical and functional properties of durian skin fiber biocomposite films filled with natural antimicrobial agents. BioResources, 13 (4). pp. 7255-7269. ISSN 1930-2126

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Effects of durian skin fiber (DSF), epoxidized palm oil (EPO), and cinnamon essential oil (CEO) on the physical and functional properties of polylactic acid (PLA) biocomposite films were investigated. The biocomposite films were produced via a solution casting process. The results indicated that the PLA with 3 wt.% DSF absorbed the maximum amount of water (5.9%), which was due to the hydrophilic characteristics of the DSF. Additionally, PLA and DSF lost the most weight after decomposing for 50 days in soil. The dart drop impact test showed a reduction in the impact failure weight of the PLA composites with EPO and CEO, which could have been because of their porosity; hence, a porosity was created between the microstructures. Interestingly, the tear resistance was remarkably amplified for the biocomposites with EPO and CEO. From the migration study, the PLA, DSF, EPO, and CEO biocomposite film appeared to be suitable for use as food packaging for all types of food, as there were no negative effects when they were tested with aqueous, alcoholic, acidic, fatty, and milk food product types.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 4130/65542
Uncontrolled Keywords: Antimicrobial; Active food packaging; Biocomposite film; Durian skin fibers
Subjects: T Technology > TS Manufactures > TS195 Packaging
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Biotechnology Engineering
Kulliyyah of Engineering > Department of Manufacturing and Materials Engineering
Depositing User: Dr Hazleen Anuar
Date Deposited: 07 Sep 2018 15:44
Last Modified: 25 Jan 2019 15:01
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65542

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