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To Comprehend the Applications of Inorganic Nanofiller-Derived Polymers in Packaging

Thapliyal, PC and Kumar, N (2023) To Comprehend the Applications of Inorganic Nanofiller-Derived Polymers in Packaging. [Book Chapter]

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Official URL: https://doi.org/10.1201/9781003279389-5


Waste products of non-degradable polymers and their products are becoming a very serious problem. Therefore, the demand for biodegradable polymers is increasing day by day to control the environmental burden. Biopolymers are outstanding raw materials for the construction of such materials. Incorporation of inorganic fillers reinforced the properties of biopolymers. Therefore, several materials are used to develop compatible packaging materials. Inorganic nanofillers are frequently incorporated to increase the properties of packaging materials. Thus, inorganic materials such as carbon fillers (carbon nanotubes, graphene, and related materials), metal nanoparticles, metal oxide nanomaterials, and nanocomposite fillers are used as fillers in biopolymers. The property of the new biopolymer depends on the properties of inorganic nanofillers incorporated into the biopolymers. The incorporation of inorganic nanofillers improves mechanical strength, barrier, antimicrobial and antioxidant properties, and thermal stability. The nanofiller-improved biopolymer films can be used in the food industry and food packaging. Other possible application of nanofiller-incorporated biopolymers can be in the medical industry to make medical-related equipment or coating the medical equipment. In this chapter, inorganic nanofillers, biopolymers, and their composites and their applications are discussed briefly. © 2024 selection and editorial matter, Bhasha Sharma, Vijay Chaudhary, Shashank Shekhar and Partha Pratim Das; individual chapters, the contributors.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Publication: Nanofillers: Fabrication, Characterization and Applications of Inorganic Nanofillers
Publisher: CRC Press
Additional Information: The copyright for this article belongs to the CRC Press.
Department/Centre: Division of Interdisciplinary Sciences > Centre for Nano Science and Engineering
Date Deposited: 06 Nov 2023 03:32
Last Modified: 06 Nov 2023 03:32
URI: https://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/83090

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