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Title: Effect of gallic acid and umbelliferone on thermal, mechanical, antioxidant and antimicrobial properties of poly (vinyl alcohol-co-ethylene) films
Authors: Luzi, Francesca
Puglia, Debora
Dominici, Franco
Fortunati, Elena
Giovanale, Geremia
Balestra, Giorgio Mariano 
Torre, Luigi
Journal: POLYMER DEGRADATION AND STABILITY 
Issue Date: 2018
Abstract: 
Poly(vinyl alcohol-co-ethylene) (EVOH) films containing two different active ingredients (AIs), gallic acid (GA) and umbelliferone (UMB) at 5 wt % and 15 wt %, were successfully produced by solvent casting and extrusion. The effects of process techniques, AIs presence, typology and content on optical, morphological, thermal and mechanical properties of EVOH based films have been investigated. In addition, moisture content, migration and radical scavenging activity, antimicrobial and antifungal studies were performed, with the aim of evaluating the effect of AIs on structural and functional properties of realized food packaging systems. Results from colorimetric and transparency investigation underlined that the presence of AIs in EVOH copolymer induced important alterations, whereas migration to food simulant data restricted the use of produced films to the contact with fatty foods. On the other hand, the use of AIs clearly induced positive antioxidant response, inhibitions of bacterial and antifungal growth, confirming the possibility of practically using these materials in the food packaging sector.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2067/32645
ISSN: 0141-3910
DOI: 10.1016/j.polymdegradstab.2018.04.015
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