Production Of Hydrophobic Bioplastic
P. Pavalya , Priya R. Iyer
Silicone, FGS-Food grade silicon,
Due to the increased environmental pollution caused by plastic, a sustainable and cost-effective way of production must be done. And also targeted to overcome the flaw of water absorptivity of conventional bioplastic. This study mainly aimed to develop a bioplastic film reinforced with silicone, silicon, clove, alum, and starch which can overcome the conventional bioplastic water absorption and microbial contamination. Here Silicone had added to the film, because of its inert, hydrophobic, non-sticky, and thermal stability properties. Whereas silicon was added to the film for its high rate of water absorption property in a way that it could help electronic gadgets against corrosion and increases food product’s shelf life, whereas alum and clove were used for the presence of active substance against microbes. Here for the film formation silicone was added in large amounts and an equal amount of starch and silicon had been added (here starch was added for faster degradation). Apart from that alum and clove were also added for the biofilm formation. After the production, characteristic studies had been done, antimicrobial studies were done against enterococcus for studying the antimicrobial activity of film (clove and alum were added as antimicrobial extract), and other film characteristics studies like Tensile strength, elongation break, water absorption, thermogravimetric, SEM analysis, and soil degradation studies were conducted. This bioplastic reinforced with silicone, silicon, and starch has the potential to overcome the conventional biofilm flaws.
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Unique Paper ID: 156381

Publication Volume & Issue: Volume 9, Issue 3

Page(s): 865 - 870
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