This study was conducted to assess the effect of beeswax on the thickness, tensile strength, elongation at break and water vapour transmission rate of chitosan film treated with plasticizer glycerol. The results showed that the addition of beeswax to edible chitosan film with glycerol plasticizer gave significant effect on thickness (0.064 mm-0.29 mm), tensile strength (12,75 - 0,557 kgf / cm2) and water vapour transmission rate (14.96 - 4.96 g / ml / day), however it couldn’t increase the edible film thickness.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Indian Veterinary Journal|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|
- : chitosan
- Beeswax improvement
- Edible film