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.
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|
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