Polytechnic University of Valencia Congress, 21st International Drying Symposium

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Assessment of the conditions of the thermoplastic extrusion process in the bioactive and mechanical properties of flexible films based on starch and Brazilian pepper
Farayde Matta Fakhouri, Fernando Freitas deLima, Claudia Andrea Lima Cardoso, Silvia Maria Martelli, Marcelo Antunes, Lucia Helena Innocentini Mei, Fabio Yamashita, Jose Ignacio Velasco

Last modified: 02-01-2019


The objective of this work was to produce, through the thermoplastic extrusion process followed by blowing, manioc starch-based flexible films added with Brazilian pepper oil as an antioxidant and plasticizer agent, and verify if the bioactive compounds contained in the fresh pepper oil are present after the drying step of the thermoplastic extrusion. After analysis by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry volatiles compounds were identified in the films. Pepper oil also  influenced the mechanichal properties of the films.These results suggest that the temperatures used in the process, kept some of the existing compounds in the Brazilian pepper essential oil adhered to the packages.

Keywords: Termoplastic extrusion, temperature, bioactivs compounds


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