Nowadays, Biodegradable Food Packaging is becoming progressively important in the food industries, where advances in functionality such as convenience and portioning are gaining more attention. Furthermore, there is also an increased awareness on sustainability due to increasing environmental concerns. Researchers' interest has been increased more towards the formulation and development of bioplastics for the food packaging and distribution. This research study aims to develop Biodegradable and Antimicrobial Film from Potato Starch and garlic extract using different plasticizers namely Glycerol, Honey, and Beeswax at different concentrations. Most satisfactory results were obtained using glycerol at the concentration of 1ml in 25ml of potato starch suspension and 1ml garlic extract. The film has desirable anti- microbial properties due to the presence of garlic extract that delayed the spoilage of bread that was kept inside it for studying the shelf-life extension properties of the film. The biodegradation studies on the film were also conducted. The film was Translucent, smooth, had good flexibility and strength. From the observations it can be concluded that the resultant film was overall acceptable and has a potential to be utilized in the commercial market.
Biodegradable, Anti- microbial, Plasticizers, Glycerol, Potato starch, Garlic.
Unique Paper ID: 59
Publication Volume & Issue: VOLUME 3 , ISSUE 1
08 Oct 2023Submit Paper