Lipid Penetration Characteristics of Carrageenan-Based Edible Films

카라기난 필름 및 카라기난 코팅 종이포장지의 유지투과 특성

  • Published : 1998.04.01


Biodegradable carrageenan films and carrageenan-coated papers were developed and their characteristics of lipid permeation was investigated for possible substitution of PE-coated papers used in packaging of oily or greasy foods. Both carrageenan coated papers and free carrageenan films were highly resistant to lipid penetration. Among the carrageenans tested, ${\kappa}-carrageenan$ film showed the most resistant followed by ${\lambda}-$ and i-carrageenan films. The resistance to lipid increased as the thickness of ${\kappa}-carrageenan$ layer increased. Carrageenan coated papers with $4\;and\;5\;kg/ream\;(278m^2)$ showed the lipid resistance comparable to that of the PE-coated paper. Free films also showed the same trends of the lipid resistance as the carrageenan coated papers, but the degree of lipid resistance was approximately ten times higher than that of carrageenan coated paper. Degree of lipid penetration of carrageenan films and carrageenan-coated papers increased exponentially against time. ${\kappa}-carrageenan$ coated papers over 4 kg/ream showed to have an adequate lipid barrier property for being utilized for packaging greasy food products.


lipid penetration;carrageenan-based film;edible film carrageenan-coated paper