Journal of Polymers and the Environment

, Volume 26, Issue 7, pp 2686–2697 | Cite as

Potential of pinhão Coat as Constituents of Starch Based Films Using Modification Techniques

  • Jordana C. Spada
  • Cláudia L. Luchese
  • Isabel C. Tessaro
Original Paper

Abstract

The potential of lignocellulosic fibers obtained by dry grinding of pinhão coat as fillers in starch filmogenic solutions for packaging applications was evaluated in this work. To improve the incorporation of this waste into the starch solutions different physical and chemical treatments were conducted. Thereafter, morphology, chemical structure, crystallinity and water absorption of the pinhão coat powders were determined. The composites were also characterized regarding their morphology, chemical structure, crystallinity, mechanical properties, water vapor permeability and hydrophilicity. Poor fiber/matrix adhesion and high water absorption of the fibers were evidenced. Consequently, water vapor permeability of composites was increased by incorporating the fibers. Moreover, mechanical properties were improved and the morphological results were used to support the water absorption differences among the powders. Regarding the food packaging applications, starch/pinhão coat composites appeared as promising materials to reach the requirements of respiring food products.

Keywords

Cassava starch Film Fiber Pinhão Waste 

Notes

Acknowledgements

The authors acknowledge the financial support received from CAPES (Coordenadoria de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal para o Ensino Superior), CNPq (Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico) and FAPERGS (Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado do Rio Grande do Sul). In particular, the authors thank the CAPES CSF-PVE’s Project, process number: 88881.068177/2014-01.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Jordana C. Spada
    • 1
  • Cláudia L. Luchese
    • 1
  • Isabel C. Tessaro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Chemical EngineeringFederal University of Rio Grande do Sul (UFRGS)Porto AlegreBrazil

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