Thin-Film Coated Plastic Wrap for Food Packaging
AbstractIn this study, the antimicrobial property and food package capability of polymethylpentene (PMP) substrate with silicon oxdie (SiOx) and organic silicon (SiCxHy) stacked layers deposited by an inductively coupled plasma chemical vapor deposition system were investigated. The experimental results show that the stacked pair number of SiOx/SiCxHy on PMP is limited to three pairs, beyond which the films will crack and cause package failure. The three-pair SiOx/SiCxHy on PMP shows a low water vapor transmission rate of 0.57 g/m2/day and a high water contact angle of 102°. Three-pair thin-film coated PMP demonstrates no microbe adhesion and exhibits antibacterial properties within 24 h. Food shelf life testing performed at 28 °C and 80% humidity reports that the three-pair thin-film coated PMP can enhance the food shelf-life to 120 h. The results indicate that the silicon-based thin film may be a promising material for antibacterial food packaging applications to extend the shelf-life of food products. View Full-Text
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Wu, H.-Y.; Liu, T.-X.; Hsu, C.-H.; Cho, Y.-S.; Xu, Z.-J.; Liao, S.-C.; Zeng, B.-H.; Jiang, Y.-L.; Lien, S.-Y. Thin-Film Coated Plastic Wrap for Food Packaging. Materials 2017, 10, 821.
Wu H-Y, Liu T-X, Hsu C-H, Cho Y-S, Xu Z-J, Liao S-C, Zeng B-H, Jiang Y-L, Lien S-Y. Thin-Film Coated Plastic Wrap for Food Packaging. Materials. 2017; 10(7):821.Chicago/Turabian Style
Wu, Hsin-Yu; Liu, Ting-Xuan; Hsu, Chia-Hsun; Cho, Yun-Shao; Xu, Zhi-Jia; Liao, Shu-Chuan; Zeng, Bo-Han; Jiang, Yeu-Long; Lien, Shui-Yang. 2017. "Thin-Film Coated Plastic Wrap for Food Packaging." Materials 10, no. 7: 821.
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