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Vol. 10, Issue 5 (2022)

Production of biodegradable film using potato starch and corn starch with increased resistance to tear property by incorporation of xanthan gum


Author(s): Suneel S Koti, Gayathri Devaraja and Basavaraj Madhusudhan

Abstract: The aim of this study was to develop biodegradable films derived from plants and to understand the effect of xanthan gum in terms of thickening agent which provides not only stickiness, binding property but also increase in strength of the film. This method uses the starch material from plant sources and through some additives and xanthan gum the film is produced by heat treatment. As the raw materials are of plant sources and easily available it is easily degraded by microbes. This study helped to understand the physical, structural, morphologicall and biodegradation properties of the film. The method uses the commercially available xanthan gum powder which is incorporated into to the starch obtained from potato and corn. The treatment results in extraction of thin film through flat moulds. The obtained film was tested for its pH, thickness and durability for extensibility by alveo graph. The awareness over non-biodegradable petrochemical based plastics has been increasing and giving various opportunitied to explore the fields for producing biodegradable and plant derived products. Because of the availability, film forming ability, low cost production, easy disposal properties starch is widely used for obtaining films from plant based sources. Starch based films are usually transparent, odorless and do not impart additional deteriorating effects to the containment in it. Due to its high solubility, degradation, hydrophilic property to moisture various procedures to overcome these properties have been approached with mixing with additives, chemical modification in starch.

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How to cite this article:
Suneel S Koti, Gayathri Devaraja, Basavaraj Madhusudhan. Production of biodegradable film using potato starch and corn starch with increased resistance to tear property by incorporation of xanthan gum. Int J Chem Stud 2022;10(5):19-22.
 

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