Effects of lamination and coating with drying oils on tensile and barrier properties of zein films.

@article{Rakotonirainy2001EffectsOL,
  title={Effects of lamination and coating with drying oils on tensile and barrier properties of zein films.},
  author={A M Rakotonirainy and Graciela Wild Padua},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2001},
  volume={49 6},
  pages={2860-3}
}
Zein films plasticized with oleic acid have been considered potentially useful for biodegradable packaging applications. However, moisture was found to affect their tensile and gas barrier properties. We investigated the effects of two converting processes, fusion lamination and coating with drying oils, on tensile properties and gas permeability of zein films. Zein films were laminated to 4-ply sheets in a Carver press and coated with tung oil, linseed oil, or a mixture of tung and soybean… CONTINUE READING