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Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci.2021.10(9): 216-229
DOI: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1009.025


Biodegradable Sheet from Chitosan and Arrowroot Starch by Compression Moulding and its Properties
Abhirup Mitra* and Genitha Immanuel
Department of Food Process Engineering, Sam Higginbottom University of Agriculture, Technology and Sciences, Prayagraj, UP-211007, India
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Abstract:

This research work entitled preparation and properties evaluation of biodegradable sheet from arrowroot starch and chitosan. It was carried out through compression moulding method by using Arrowroot starch, Chitosan, Glycerol, Citric acid, water. Functional properties like Tensile strength, Elongation at break (%), biodegradability were evaluated. There were two treatments T1 and T2 with varying composition of arrowroot starch and chitosan. Tensile strength was observed as 4.80MPA (T1) and 3.74 MPA (T2). Elongation at break % was 155.6% (T1) and 203.3% (T2). Soil burial method was used for evaluation of biodegradability of sheet. T2 had better percentage of decomposition in 30 days. The biodegradable sheet can be used for various packaging applications and safety to environment as they are biodegradable.


Keywords: Thermoplastic Starch, Thermoplastic chitosan, biodegradability
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Abhirup Mitra and Genitha Immanuel. 2021. Biodegradable Sheet from Chitosan and Arrowroot Starch by Compression Moulding and its Properties.Int.J.Curr.Microbiol.App.Sci. 10(9): 216-229. doi: https://doi.org/10.20546/ijcmas.2021.1009.025