Antimicrobial beeswax coated polylactide films with silver control release capacity.

@article{MartnezAbad2014AntimicrobialBC,
  title={Antimicrobial beeswax coated polylactide films with silver control release capacity.},
  author={Antonio Mart{\'i}nez-Abad and Jose Maria Lagaron and Mar{\'i}a Jose Ocio},
  journal={International journal of food microbiology},
  year={2014},
  volume={174},
  pages={
          39-46
        }
}
Although the application of silver based antimicrobial systems is a widespread technology, its implementation in areas such as food packaging is still challenging. The present paper describes the fabrication of poly(lactic acid) (PLA) coated with beeswax with controlled release properties for sustained antimicrobial performance. Release of silver ions from the polymers was monitored voltammetrically under various conditions (surface contact, immersion in various liquid media and at different pH… CONTINUE READING