New results from YPACK

Antibacterial and Barrier Properties of Gelatin Coated by Electrospun Polycaprolactone Ultrathin Fibers Containing Black Pepper Oleoresin of Interest in Active Food Biopackaging Applications

The study evaluated the effect of using electrospun polycaprolactone as a barrier coating and black pepper oleoresin as a natural extract on the morphology, thermal, mechanical, antimicrobial, oxygen, and water vapor barrier properties of solvent cast gelatin.

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Electrospun Oxygen Scavenging Films of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate) Containing Palladium Nanoparticles for Active Packaging Applications

Analysis of the morphology and characterization of the chemical, thermal, mechanical, and water and limonene vapor barrier properties and the oxygen scavenging capacity of various PHB materials were carried out.

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Melt processability, characterization, and antibacterial activity of compression-molded green composite sheets made of poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) reinforced with coconut fibers impregnated with oregano essential oil

In the study green composite sheets with enhanced physical performance were produced and assessed,

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Antimicrobial and Antioxidant Performance of Various Essential Oils and Natural Extracts and Their Incorporation into Biowaste Derived Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) Layers Made from Electrospun Ultrathin Fibers

In this research, the antibacterial and antioxidant properties of oregano essential oil, rosemary extract, and green tea extract were evaluated.

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Electrospun Antimicrobial Films of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) Containing Eugenol Essential Oil Encapsulated in Mesoporous Silica Nanoparticles’

The main goal of the study was to develop biopolymer films with long-term antimicrobial capacity. These could possibly be applied in active food packaging applications, such as YPACK.

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Preparation and Characterization of Electrospun Food Biopackaging Films of Poly(3-hydroxybutyrate-co-3-hydroxyvalerate) Derived From Fruit Pulp Biowaste’

In this study different ways to purify biopolymers from fruit pulp were explored. Fruit pulp is an industrial by-product of the juice industry and could possibly produce material adequate for food packaging applications.

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