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Functional packaging properties of chitosan films

Kittur, Farooqahamed S and Kumar, K. R. and Tharanathan, R. N. (1998) Functional packaging properties of chitosan films. Zeitschrift für Lebensmitteluntersuchung und -Forschung A , 206. pp. 44-47.

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The barrier properties of chitosan and crosslinked chitosan films with respect to water vapour at three water activities, oxygen transmission rates and grease resistance values have been determined. Other properties evaluated include tensile strength, tear resistance and burst strength. In general, the cross-linked chitosan films possessed greater permeabilities and lesser values for mechanical properties. The water vapour permeabilities were found to be influenced by water activity, obeying non-Fickian behaviour characteristic of hydrophilic polymers.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Chitin Chitosan Packaging films
Subjects: 600 Technology > 08 Food technology > 06 Preservation and Storage > 06 Packaging
Divisions: Dept. of Biochemistry
Food Packaging Technology
Depositing User: Food Sci. & Technol. Information Services
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2007 11:48
Last Modified: 14 Dec 2016 11:03
URI: http://ir.cftri.com/id/eprint/1506

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