Development and assessment of duplex and triplex laminated edible films using whey protein isolate, gelatin and sodium alginate
Tyuftin, Andrey A.
Auty, Mark A. E.
Kerry, Joseph P.
The objective of this study was to assess the ability of producing laminated edible films manufactured using the following proteins; gelatin (G), whey protein isolate (WPI) and polysaccharide sodium alginate (SA), and to evaluate their physical properties. Additionally, films' preparation employing these ingredients was optimized through the addition of corn oil (O). Overall, 8-types of laminated films (G-SA, G-WPI, SA-WPI, SA-G-WPI, GO-SAO, GO-WPIO, SAO-WPIO and SAO-GO-WPIO) were developed in this study. The properties of the prepared films were characterized through the measurement of tensile strength (TS), elongation at break point (EB), puncture resistance (PR), tear strength (TT), water vapour permeability (WVP) and oxygen permeability (OP). The microstructure of cross-sections of laminated films was investigated by scanning electron microscopy (SEM). Mechanical properties of films were dramatically enhanced through the addition of film layers. GO-SAO laminate showed the best barrier properties to water vapour (22.6 Â± 4.04 g mm/kPa d m2) and oxygen (18.2 Â± 8.70 cm3 mm/kPa d m2). SAO-GO-WPIO laminate film was the strongest of all laminated films tested, having the highest TS of 55.77 MPa, PR of 41.36 N and TT of 27.32 N. SA-G-WPI film possessed the highest elasticity with an EB value of 17.4%.
Barrier properties , Compostable , Duplex , Edible films , Film structure , Gelatin , Mechanical , Sodium alginate , Triplex laminates , Whey protein
Tyuftin, A. A., Wang, L., Auty, M. A. E. and Kerry, J. P. (2020) 'Development and assessment of duplex and triplex laminated edible films using whey protein isolate, gelatin and sodium alginate', International Journal of Molecular Sciences, 21(7), 2486 (12pp). doi: 10.3390/ijms21072486