Advertisement

Functionality and Properties of Bio-based Materials

  • Pintu Pandit
  • Gayatri T. Nadathur
  • Saptarshi Maiti
  • Baburaj Regubalan
Chapter

Abstract

This chapter reviews the impact of recent developments in bio-based sustainable materials with enhanced functionality and its properties related to moisture permeability, porosity and tunable gas permeability characteristics on storing and packing wet and dry foods and fresh produce. Bio-based polymers, plastics, biodegradable plastics and composites are gaining interest as reasonable substitutes for non-renewable petrochemical-based products. Natural fibres such as jute, hemp, flax, banana, wheat straw, etc. are significant sources for making biodegradable composites having commercial importance as food packaging materials. Combining plant-based fibrous materials and biopolymers/biomass-derived polymers gives environmentally friendly and biodegradable biocomposites with sufficient flexibility and mechanical strength comparable to petroleum-based polymers. Improved mechanical resistance, thermal insulation and enhanced physico-chemical properties which are key to the barrier and permeability features in bio-based packaging materials are achieved. Protein-based materials, which demonstrate good barrier properties, being impermeable to oxygen (in the absence of moisture) and aromatic compounds, have also been investigated as potential food packaging materials. This chapter presents a review of the literature available on such processes, techniques and methods applied to exploit these sustainable bio-based materials.

Keywords

Bio-based polymers Biodegradable Physico-chemical properties Food packaging 

References

  1. Basak S, Samanta KK, Chattopadhyay SK et al (2016) Green fire retardant finishing and combined dyeing of proteinous wool fabric. Color Technol 132:135–143.  https://doi.org/10.1111/cote.12200 CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Baumann MGD, Lorenz LF, Batterman SA, Guo-Zheng Z (2000) Aldehyde emissions from particleboard and medium density fiberboard products. For Prod J 50:75Google Scholar
  3. Blackburn R (2009) Sustainable textiles: life cycle and environmental impact. Elsevier, Woodhead Publishing, and CRC Press, Cambridge, UKGoogle Scholar
  4. Chen M-J, Shi Q-S (2015) Transforming sugarcane bagasse into bioplastics via homogeneous modification with phthalic anhydride in ionic liquid. ACS Sustain Chem Eng 3:2510–2515CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Choudhury AKR (2018) Biopolymers in textile industry. In: Padinjakkara A, Thankappan A, Souza FG, Thomas S (eds) Biopolymers and biomaterials. Apple Academic Press, TorontoGoogle Scholar
  6. Coltelli M-B, Wild F, Bugnicourt E et al (2015) State of the art in the development and properties of protein-based films and coatings and their applicability to cellulose based products: an extensive review. Coatings 6:1CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  7. Douka A, Vouyiouka S, Papaspyridi L-M, Papaspyrides CD (2017) A review on enzymatic polymerization to produce polycondensation polymers: the case of aliphatic polyesters, polyamides and polyesteramides. Prog Polym Sci 79:1–25CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Fan Y, Nishida H, Shirai Y et al (2004) Thermal degradation behaviour of poly (lactic acid) stereocomplex. Polym Degrad Stab 86:197–208CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  9. Fischer S, Vlieger de J Kock T, Gilberts J, et al (2000) Green composites—the materials of the future—a combination of natural polymers and inorganic particles. In: Proceedings of the Food Biopack Conference, p 29Google Scholar
  10. Fortea-Verdejo M, Bumbaris E, Burgstaller C, Bismarck A, Lee KY (2017) Plant fibre-reinforced polymers: where do we stand in terms of tensile properties? Int Mater Rev 62(8):441–464CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  11. Fukushima K, Kimura Y (2006) Stereocomplexed polylactides (Neo-PLA) as high-performance bio-based polymers: their formation, properties, and application. Polym Int 55:626–642CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  12. Gade R, Tulasi MS, Bhai VA (2013) Seaweeds: a novel biomaterial. Int J Pharm Pharm Sci 5:975–1491Google Scholar
  13. Guerrero P, Leceta I, Peñalba M, De La Caba K (2014) Optical and mechanical properties of thin films based on proteins. Mater Lett 124:286–288CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  14. Huggins T, Wang H, Kearns J et al (2014) Biochar as a sustainable electrode material for electricity production in microbial fuel cells. Bioresour Technol 157:114–119CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  15. Iguchi M, Yamanaka S, Budhiono A (2000) Bacterial cellulose—a masterpiece of nature’s arts. J Mater Sci 35:261–270CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  16. Ikada Y, Jamshidi K, Tsuji H, Hyon SH (1987) Stereocomplex formation between enantiomeric poly (lactides). Macromolecules 20:904–906CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  17. Johanson J, Vahlne J-E (1977) The internationalization process of the firm-a model of knowledge development and increasing foreign market commitments. J Int Bus Stud 8:23–32CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  18. Kirpluks M, Cabulis U, Avots A (2016) Flammability of bio-based rigid polyurethane foam as sustainable thermal insulation material. In insulation materials in context of sustainability. InTechGoogle Scholar
  19. Koch K, Gillgren T, Stading M, Andersson R (2010) Mechanical and structural properties of solution-cast high-amylose maize starch films. Int J Biol Macromol 46:13–19CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  20. Koizumi T, Tsujiuchi N, Adachi A (2002) The development of sound absorbing materials using natural bamboo fibers. WIT Transactions on The Built Environment 59Google Scholar
  21. Kumar R, Wang L, Zhang L (2009) Structure and mechanical properties of soy protein materials plasticized by thiodiglycol. J Appl Polym Sci 111:970–977CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  22. Marella JBR, Madireddy S Maripi AN (n.d.) Production of pulp from banana pseudo stem for grease proof paper. Table Content Top Page no 61Google Scholar
  23. Maskell D, da Silva CF, Mower K, et al (2015) Properties of bio-based insulation materials and their potential impact on indoor air qualityGoogle Scholar
  24. Meena R, Lehnen R, Schmitt U, Saake B (2011) Effect of oat spelt and beech xylan on the gelling properties of kappa-carrageenan hydrogels. Carbohydr Polym 85:529–540CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  25. Mekonnen T, Misra M, Mohanty AK (2016) Fermented soymeals and their reactive blends with poly (butylene adipate-co-terephthalate) in engineering biodegradable cast films for sustainable packaging. ACS Sustain Chem Eng 4:782–793CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  26. Mittal N, Jansson R, Widhe M et al (2017) Ultrastrong and bioactive nanostructured bio-based composites. ACS Nano 11:5148–5159CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  27. Monteiro SN, Lopes FPD, Barbosa AP et al (2011) Natural lignocellulosic fibers as engineering materials—an overview. Metall Mater Trans A 42:2963CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  28. Muneer F (2013) Evaluation of the sustainability of hemp fiber reinforced wheat gluten plasticsGoogle Scholar
  29. Nan N, De-Vallance D (2014) Bio-based carbon/polyvinyl alcohol composite materials. In: Poster present. 2014 Bioelectron. Biosensing International Symposium. Morgantown, WV, April. p 28Google Scholar
  30. Pandey R, Patel S, Pandit P, Nachimuthu S, Jose S (2018) Colouration of textiles using roasted peanut skin-an agro processing residue. J Clean Prod 172:1319–1326CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  31. Petersen K, Nielsen PV (2000) Potential biologically based food packaging: a Danish study. Food Biopack Conference Copenhagen (Denmark), 27–29 Aug 2000Google Scholar
  32. Petersen K, Nielsen PV, Bertelsen G et al (1999) Potential of biobased materials for food packaging. Trends Food Sci Technol 10:52–68CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  33. Petersen K, Nielsen PV, Olsen MB (2001) Physical and mechanical properties of biobased materials starch, polylactate and polyhydroxybutyrate. Starch-Stärke 53:356–361CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  34. Raafat D, Sahl H (2009) Chitosan and its antimicrobial potential–a critical literature survey. Microb Biotechnol 2:186–201CrossRefPubMedPubMedCentralGoogle Scholar
  35. Razzaq HAA, Pezzuto M, Santagata G et al (2016) Barley β-glucan-protein based bioplastic film with enhanced physicochemical properties for packaging. Food Hydrocoll 58:276–283CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  36. Sanyang ML, Sapuan SM, Jawaid M et al (2016) Recent developments in sugar palm (Arenga pinnata) based biocomposites and their potential industrial applications: a review. Renew Sust Energ Rev 54:533–549CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  37. Souza AC, Benze R, Ferrão ES et al (2012) Cassava starch biodegradable films: influence of glycerol and clay nanoparticles content on tensile and barrier properties and glass transition temperature. LWT Food Sci Technol 46:110–117CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  38. Storz H, Vorlop K-D (2013) Bio-based plastics: status, challenges and trends. Appl Agric For Res 63:321–332Google Scholar
  39. Su J-F, Huang Z, Zhao Y-H et al (2010) Moisture sorption and water vapor permeability of soy protein isolate/poly (vinyl alcohol)/glycerol blend films. Ind Crop Prod 31:266–276CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  40. Sullins T, Pillay S, Komus A, Ning H (2017) Hemp fiber reinforced polypropylene composites: the effects of material treatments. Compos Part B Eng 114:15–22CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  41. Takasaki M, Ito H, Kikutani T (2003) Development of stereocomplex crystal of polylactide in high-speed melt spinning and subsequent drawing and annealing processes. J Macromol Sci Part B 42:403–420CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  42. Tănase EE, Popa ME, Râpă M, Popa O (2015) Preparation and characterization of biopolymer blends based on polyvinyl alcohol and starch. Rom Biotechnol Lett 20:10307Google Scholar
  43. Tanrattanakul V, Bunkaew P (2014) Effect of different plasticizers on the properties of bio-based thermoplastic elastomer containing poly (lactic acid) and natural rubber. Express Polym Lett 8:387–396CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  44. Teli MD, Pandit P (2017a) Novel method of ecofriendly single bath dyeing and functional finishing of wool protein with coconut shell extract biomolecules. ACS Sustain Chem Eng 5(9):8323–8333CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  45. Teli MD, Pandit P (2017b) Multifunctionalised silk using Delonix regia stem shell waste. Fibers Polym 18:1679–1690CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  46. Teli MD, Pandit P (2017c) A novel natural source Sterculia foetida fruit shell waste as colorant and ultraviolet protection for inen. J Nat Fibers 15(3):337–343CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  47. Teli MD, Pandit P (2018) Development of thermally stable and hygienic colored cotton fabric made by treatment with natural coconut shell extract. J Ind Text, 1528083717725113 48(1):87–118CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  48. Teli MD, Pandit P, Basak S (2017a) Coconut shell extract imparting multifunction properties to ligno-cellulosic material. J Ind Text, 1528083716686937 47(6):1261–1290CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  49. Teli MD, Sahoo MR, Pandit P (2017b) Antibacterial and UV-protective cotton fabric made by herbal synthesized silver nanoparticles, 04, 1310–1321Google Scholar
  50. Tsuji H, Ikada Y (1999) Stereocomplex formation between enantiomeric poly (lactic acid) s. XI. Mechanical properties and morphology of solution-cast films. Polymer (Guildf) 40:6699–6708CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  51. Türe H, Gällstedt M, Hedenqvist MS (2012) Antimicrobial compression-moulded wheat gluten films containing potassium sorbate. Food Res Int 45:109–115CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  52. Vieira MGA, da Silva MA, dos Santos LO, Beppu MM (2011) Natural-based plasticizers and biopolymer films: a review. Eur Polym J 47:254–263CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  53. Weber CJ, Haugaard V, Festersen R, Bertelsen G (2002) Production and applications of biobased packaging materials for the food industry. Food Addit Contam 19:172–177CrossRefPubMedGoogle Scholar
  54. Yan L, Chouw N, Jayaraman K (2014) Flax fibre and its composites–a review. Compos Part B Eng 56:296–317CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  55. Zhu X, Kim B-J, Wang Q, Wu Q (2013) Recent advances in the sound insulation properties of bio-based materials. Bioresources 9:1764–1786CrossRefGoogle Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2018

Authors and Affiliations

  • Pintu Pandit
    • 1
  • Gayatri T. Nadathur
    • 1
  • Saptarshi Maiti
    • 1
  • Baburaj Regubalan
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Fibres and Textile Processing TechnologyInstitute of Chemical Technology, University Under Section -3 of UGC ActMumbaiIndia
  2. 2.Department of Food Engineering and TechnologyInstitute of Chemical Technology, University Under Section -3 of UGC ActMumbaiIndia

Personalised recommendations