Review of surface treatment methods for polyamide films for potential application as smart packaging materials: surface structure, antimicrobial and spectral properties

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dc.contributor.author Tyuftin, Andrey A.
dc.contributor.author Kerry, Joe P.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-04-30T11:51:35Z
dc.date.available 2020-04-30T11:51:35Z
dc.date.issued 2020-02-13
dc.identifier.citation Tyuftin, A. A. and Kerry, J. P. (2020) 'Review of surface treatment methods for polyamide films for potential application as smart packaging materials: surface structure, antimicrobial and spectral properties', Food Packaging and Shelf Life, 24, 100475 (10pp). doi: 10.1016/j.fpsl.2020.100475 en
dc.identifier.volume 24 en
dc.identifier.startpage 1 en
dc.identifier.endpage 10 en
dc.identifier.issn 2214-2894
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/9893
dc.identifier.doi 10.1016/j.fpsl.2020.100475 en
dc.description.abstract Background: Antimicrobial packaging is currently one of the emerging technologies being pursued to extend the shelf-life of food products. Polyamides (PA) are widely used in food packaging, principally in laminate constructions, where they are used alone or combined with other materials. PA can be surface-treated using UV, plasma and corona treatments to create active film surfaces for various industrial applications. Scope and Approach: The object of this article was to review different surface treatment methods for the potential manufacture of smart packaging materials including antimicrobial application in particular and to review the necessary spectral characteristics deemed necessary to achieve this. Key Findings and Conclusions: XPS and AFM methods are useful tools in the identification of film surface analysis. For UV treatment, different light sources, including lasers, can be applied to create antimicrobially-active packaging materials. UV-treated PA films possess antimicrobial properties and offer potential for industrial and medical packaging applications, however, the application of such packaging materials to foods needs some special consideration. Different plasma treatment methodologies can be used for modification of PA surfaces, followed by attachment of antimicrobial coatings which are very limited in literature. Surface studies have shown that plasma-treated PA surfaces possess spectral properties similar to those for UV-treated samples. Corona treatment, like UV and plasma treatments, induce the modification of functional groups on PA film surfaces. Corona treatment has the capacity to activate polymeric surfaces for adhesion of a variety of functional coatings and should be explored further in terms of creating special antimicrobial coatings. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd. en
dc.relation.uri http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2214289419304508
dc.rights © 2020, the Authors. This document is the Submitted Manuscript version of a Published Work that appeared in final form in Food Packaging and Shelf Life after peer review and technical editing by the publisher. To access the final edited and published work see https://doi.org/10.1016/j.fpsl.2020.100475 en
dc.subject Polyamide en
dc.subject Surface treatment en
dc.subject Film structure en
dc.subject Smart packaging en
dc.subject Antimicrobial packaging en
dc.subject Surface analysis en
dc.title Review of surface treatment methods for polyamide films for potential application as smart packaging materials: surface structure, antimicrobial and spectral properties en
dc.type Article (peer-reviewed) en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Joseph Kerry, Food & Nutritional Sciences, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: joe.kerry@ucc.ie en
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dc.date.updated 2020-02-25T09:46:23Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
dc.identifier.journaltitle Food Packaging and Shelf Life en
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dc.internal.IRISemailaddress joe.kerry@ucc.ie en
dc.identifier.articleid 100475 en


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