PLA actieve verpakking met nanodeeltjes voor gesneden fruit

27 januari 2017

Researchers at the University of Minho in Portugal aimed to develop innovative and environmentally friendly packages for fresh-cut fruits. The packages were developed under the scope of EU project SusFoFlex (7th framework programme). Polylactic acid (PLA)-nanocomposite packaging performance was evaluated and compared with pristine-PLA and conventional polyethylene terephthalate (PET). Polyone was used as plasticizer in PLA packages. Fresh-cut melon was selected as food model to assess the packaging.
They found that nanoclays and surfactants in PLA formulations improved their performance. An article about the research is published in Plant Cell Biology and Biotechnology.
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