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Title: Pectin films for various applications

item Liu, Linshu
item Liu, Cheng Kung
item Finkenstadt, Victoria
item Jin, Zhonglin
item Fishman, Marshall
item Hicks, Kevin

Submitted to: Meeting Abstract
Publication Type: Proceedings
Publication Acceptance Date: 9/15/2006
Publication Date: 10/15/2006
Citation: Liu, L.S., Liu, C., Finkenstadt, V.L., Jin, Z.T., Fishman, M.L., Hicks, K.B. 2006. Pectin films for various applications. Proceedings in 35th UJNR Meeting No. PR31-34.

Interpretive Summary:

Technical Abstract: This article presents 4 examples of new uses of pectin films: (I) edible pectin and protein films as packaging or coating materials; (II) pectin and poly(lactic acid) composites for antimicrobial packaging, (III) moisture-sensitive pectin-sponges for the controlled release of chlorine dioxide; and (IV) flame-retardant pectin-layered silicate nanocomposite. By the incorporation with a second compound into pectin films, we are able to tailor the physical and chemical properties of pectin. The study suggests that large amounts of pectin could potentially be used for non-food and non-medical applications.