Preparation and application of agar/alginate/collagen ternary blend functional food packaging films.

@article{Wang2015PreparationAA,
  title={Preparation and application of agar/alginate/collagen ternary blend functional food packaging films.},
  author={Long-Feng Wang and J W Rhim},
  journal={International journal of biological macromolecules},
  year={2015},
  volume={80},
  pages={460-8}
}
Ternary blend agar/alginate/collagen (A/A/C) hydrogel films with silver nanoparticles (AgNPs) and grapefruit seed extract (GSE) were prepared. Their performance properties, transparency, tensile strength (TS), water vapor permeability (WVP), water contact angle (CA), water swelling ratio (SR), water solubility (WS), and antimicrobial activity were determined. The A/A/C film was highly transparent, and both AgNPs and GSE incorporated blend films (A/A/C(AgNPs) and A/A/C(GSE)) exhibited UV… CONTINUE READING