Volume 3, Issue 6, November 2017, Page: 97-102
Advancement in Packaging Film Using Microcrystalline Cellulose and TiO2
Pathik Shah, Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Vatva GIDC, Ahmedabad, India
Kalpana Pandey, Central Institute of Plastics Engineering and Technology (CIPET), Vatva GIDC, Ahmedabad, India
Received: Oct. 23, 2017;       Accepted: Nov. 24, 2017;       Published: Dec. 21, 2017
DOI: 10.11648/j.ajpst.20170306.11      View  1339      Downloads  79
The objective of this study is to study the effects of the addition of TiO2 and microcrystalline cellulose on properties of packaging films based on biodegradable polymer blends. Biocompositions of Linear Low Density Polyethylene (LLDPE) - Microcrystalline Cellulose were prepared by Twin Screw Extrusion using of maleic anhydride grafted polyethylene as compatibilizer and TiO2 as pro-oxidative additives. Polyethylene wax was used as processing aid to ease the blown film process. The presence of large amount of microcrystalline cellulose contents had a divergent effect on the tensile properties of Cellulose-PE blend. However, the addition of compatibilizer to the blends improved the interfacial bonding between the two materials. High amount of cellulose also was found to upsurge the rate of biodegradability of Cellulose-PE composite films. The burst strength and soil burry test of this composite film was also improved. It suggest that this film can be used for packaging film which can degraded up to certain extend.
Microcrystalline Cellulose, Pro-Oxidative Additives, Compatibilizer, Bio Degradable, Packaging Film
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Pathik Shah, Kalpana Pandey, Advancement in Packaging Film Using Microcrystalline Cellulose and TiO2, American Journal of Polymer Science and Technology. Vol. 3, No. 6, 2017, pp. 97-102. doi: 10.11648/j.ajpst.20170306.11
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