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Biodegradable Antimicrobial Packaging

By Velta Tupureina, Anda Dzene, Mārtiņš Kalniņš, Ludmila Savenkova and Dace Čerpakovska (Ērkšķe)


The present work draws attention to one of the promising ways how to reduce the increasing waste amount in disposals – the development of biodegradable packaging materials. Polymer films and paper based composites based on polyhydroxybutyrate (PHB) and polyvinylalcohol (PVA) was developed. Their functionality was widened and improved by adding antimicrobial (AM) substances. The target of present examination was elaboration of reliable formation methods of samples and determination of their antimicrobial activity

Topics: packaging, biodegradable material, antimicrobial substances, antimicrobial
Publisher: Vilnius University, Kaunas University of Technology
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