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Incorporation of natural antimicrobial agents into starch-based material for food packaging

Kuorwel, Kuorwel Kuai (2011) Incorporation of natural antimicrobial agents into starch-based material for food packaging. PhD thesis, Victoria University.

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Abstract

Antimicrobial (AM) films comprising of thermoplastic starch (TPS) and a commercial aliphatic polyester blended with thermoplastic starch (APTPS) were prepared and their properties, release of AM agents, and AM efficacy was studied in laboratory media and on a real foodstuff (Cheddar cheese). The AM films were prepared using two techniques: (i) direct incorporation of AM agents (carvacrol, linalool or thymol) into TPS films via a compression moulding technique; and (ii) by application of a coating containing the AM agents onto the commercial APTPS films.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD thesis)
Uncontrolled Keywords: microbial contamination, cheese, scavengers, scavenging and emitting packaging systems, anti-microbial packaging systems, packages, microorganisms, polymers, plastics, bacteria
Subjects: FOR Classification > 0912 Materials Engineering
Faculty/School/Research Centre/Department > School of Engineering and Science
Depositing User: VU Library
Date Deposited: 05 Oct 2012 00:57
Last Modified: 23 May 2013 16:59
URI: http://vuir.vu.edu.au/id/eprint/21304
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