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Title:Mechanical and barrier properties of chitosan combined with other components as food packaging film
Authors:Cazón, Patricia (Author)
Vazquez, Manuel (Author)
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Work type:Not categorized (r6)
Tipology:1.02 - Review Article
Organization:UNG - University of Nova Gorica
Abstract:Chitosan is an alternative to synthetic polymers for food packaging. The mechanical and barrier properties of pure chitosan films are promising. Chitosan properties can be modified by combining chitosan with other components such as plasticizers, other polysaccharides, proteins and lipids. Here we review mechanical and barrier properties of composite films based on chitosan. The major points are: (1) compared with synthetic plastic films, an important limitation of chitosan-based films is their mechanical properties, especially their capacity to elongation; (2) chitosan is a polymer that allows an easy combination with other polysaccharides, plasticizers, proteins and lipids; (3) this allows to develop mixed components and modify the film properties according to the nature of the food to be packaged.
Keywords:Chitosan, Film, Mechanical properties, Barrier properties, Food packaging
Year of publishing:2019
Number of pages:257-267
Numbering:18, 1
COBISS_ID:41888003 Link is opened in a new window
DOI:10.1007/s10311-019-00936-3 Link is opened in a new window
License:CC BY-NC-ND 4.0
This work is available under this license: Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial No Derivatives 4.0 International
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Title:Environmental Chemistry Letters (2020)
Year of publishing:2019