Crystallization behavior of irradiated poly-L-lactide and its composites with biocide
One of the recent trends in the food packaging industry is the use of active packaging based on biodegradable polymers such as polylactide. This packaging contains a biocide incorporated into a polymer matrix and prevents pathogenic microorganisms growing on a food surface. The combined use of active packaging and radiation treatment is an effective method of food safety ensuring. Crystallization ability of the composite materials prepared for these purposes is among decisive factors influencing their properties.
The aim of this study is an effect elucidation of gamma irradiation on crystallization of poly-L-lactide (PLLA) and its composites with biocide.