Biohybrid barrier films from fluidized pectin and nanoclay

Jari Vartiainen (Corresponding Author), Tekla Tammelin, Jaakko Pere, Unto Tapper, Ali Harlin

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Abstract

The work was aimed at studying the effects of nanosized montmorillonite on the barrier properties of the unmodified sugar beet pectin films as a function of relative humidity. 0.5, 1 or 2 wt% nanoclay was dispersed in an aqueous 5 wt% pectin solution using high pressure fluidizer. Nanoclay-pectin hybrid film formation and high shear induced orientation of nanoclay platelets were investigated by means of model surfaces which were prepared using high shear spincoating. After fluidization, the nanoclay formed uniform and laterally oriented stacks consisting of approximately 15 individual nanoclay layers. Pectin films with the final nanoclay concentrations of 0, 10, 20 and 30 wt% were prepared by casting. Nanocomposite films made of pectin and montmorillonite showed improved barrier properties against oxygen, and water vapour. Films were also totally impermeable to grease. The developed biohybrid material can be potentially exploited as a safe and environmentally sound alternative for synthetic barrier packaging materials.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)989-996
Number of pages8
JournalCarbohydrate Polymers
Volume82
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

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Bentonite
Clay minerals
Sugar beets
Packaging materials
Nanocomposite films
Fluidization
Lubricating greases
Platelets
Water vapor
Steam
Atmospheric humidity
Casting
Acoustic waves
Oxygen
pectin

Keywords

  • pectin
  • nanoclay
  • film
  • barrier
  • biopolymer

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Biohybrid barrier films from fluidized pectin and nanoclay. / Vartiainen, Jari (Corresponding Author); Tammelin, Tekla; Pere, Jaakko; Tapper, Unto; Harlin, Ali.

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