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Original Research Articles                      Volume : 5, Issue:6, June, 2016

PRINT ISSN : 2319-7692
Online ISSN : 2319-7706
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Editor-in-chief: Dr.M.Prakash
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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2016.5(6): 1033-1040

Development and Characterization of Biodegradable Film Using Corn Starch
B. Karthikeyan1*, R. Prakash Raja2 and D. Ramasamy1
1Department of Food Science and Technology, College of Food and Dairy Technology, TANUVAS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
2College of Food and Dairy Technology, TANUVAS, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India
*Corresponding author

Biofilms are prepared from biological materials such as proteins and polysaccharides that act as barriers to outside elements. Biodegradable corn starch-based films were prepared by casting. This work aimed to develop biodegradable films based on corn starch and evaluate the combined effects of various levels of glycerol content, and drying conditions on some of the film properties. The drying conditions and glycerol concentrations were optimized to develop the film. The film thickness, solubility in water, moisture content and degree of swelling were measured to assess the quality of biofilm. The average values of moisture content (%) of the film incorporated with 1.5% glycerol and at drying temperatures of 450C, 550C and 650C are 0.32, 0.28 and 0.17 respectively. The highest film thickness 0.076 was obtained at the glycerol inclusion level 5 per cent.

Keywords: Biofilm, Glycerol, Drying, Solubility, Moisture

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Karthikeyan, B., R. Prakash Raja and Ramasamy, D. 2016.  Development and Characterization of Biodegradable Film Using Corn Starch.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 5(6): 1033-1040. doi:
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