Starch Based Antioxidant Active Packaging

Mukhtalifah, Sukhufum Starch Based Antioxidant Active Packaging. Project Report. Universiti Sains Malaysia. (Submitted)

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Active packaging promotes shelf life extension and quality control of a food product. Unfortunately, compared to regular plastics, starch-based products exhibit some disadvantages mainly due to the highly hydrophilic nature of starch. Usually, strong hydrogen bonds hold the starch chain together, causing starch granules not to dissolve in cold water. This hydrophilic nature of starch causes low water stability and high sensitivity to moisture, which limits the development of starch-based materials. The properties of films produced from starch showed rigidity and reduced flexibility of the films. Thus, an addition of antioxidant to the packaging starch-based can improve the overall protection toward the products. Starch packaging provides moderate barrier to the oxidation, solubility, and water vapor permeability. The addition of antioxidant is needed to enhance the quality of the packaging. High number of additives can be added to the matrix, to improve the characteristics of the produced films. The final film obtained will be improved in the mechanical properties, and deterrent features.

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General) > T1-995 Technology(General)
Divisions: Pusat Pengajian Teknologi Industri (School of Industrial Technology) > Monograph
Depositing User: Mr Mohammad Harish Sabri
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2020 09:05
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2020 09:05

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