Deposition of LDH on Plasm Treateed Polylactic Acid to Reduce Water Permeability
Bugatti, Valeria; Livi, Sebastien; Hayrapetyan, Suren; Wang, Yue; Estevez, Luis; Vittoria, Vittoria; Giannelis, Emmanuel
A simple and scalable deposition process was developed to prepare polylactic acid (PLA) coatings with enhanced water barrier properties for food packaging applications. This method based on electrostatic interactions between the positively charged layers of layered double hydroxides (LDHs) modified with ionic liquids (ILs) and the negatively charged plasma treated polylactic acid leads to homogeneous, stable, and highly durable coatings. Deposition of the LDH coatings increases the surface hydrophobicity of the neat PLA, which results to a decrease in water permeability by about 35%.
This publication was based on work supported in part by Award No. KUS-C1-018-02, made by King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST)
Journal of Colloid and Interfcae Science
Layered double hydroxides; Polylactic acid; Ionic liquids; Oxygen plasma
Previously Published As
Bugatti, Valeria, Sebastien Livi, Suren Hayrapetyan, Yue Wang, Luis Estevez, Vittoria Vittoria, and Emmanuel Giannelis. "Deposition of LDH on Plasm Treateed Polylactic Acid to Reduce Water Permeability." Journal of Colloid and Interface Science 396 (2013): 47-52. Print.