TESTING OF WATER VAPOUR PERMEABILITY OF FILMS MADE OF POLY (HYDROXY-ALKANOATE) AND

Maja Rujnić-Sokele, Radić Ivana, Boršić, Gordana Barić, Zein
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a free-access multidisciplinary publication of the Faculty of Engineering Hunedoara 1. Abstract: Marine waste presents a global problem, and it mainly composed of different plastic products, mostly in very tiny fragments. The one way to deal with marine waste is to increase the usage of biodegradable plastic materials. The main aim of the MarineClean project (full name of the project is Marine debris removal and preventing further litter entry) is to reduce the sea pollution by the development
more » ... by the development of marine waste removal equipment and by promoting marine degradable packaging. Not many biodegradable plastic materials degrade in marine waters, but one of them is poly(hidroxyalkanoate) (PHA), the material chosen for the MarineClean project. In the project, some tests were also done with edible material made of zein, corn protein. In order to test the suitability of marine degradable material for making of food packaging, the testing of the water vapour transmission rate has been made.
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