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Preparation of Biodegradable Packaging Films
using Extrusion Process
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Biodegradable films prepared by extrusion

Biodegradable films prepared by extrusion
Overview

Petroleum based packaging materials are threat to environment due to their non-biodegradability and non-renewability. Hence Government of India has banned the use of plastics. Biopolymers based films could provide suitable alternatives for these petroleum based products. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has developed a technology to prepare biodegradable films employing extrusion processing which can be easily scale up industrially. It is an intelligent technological advancement for the economical & environmental solution for the plastics packaging films. It has a comparable mechanical and barrier properties with commercially available stretch wrap films and no specific environment is required for its degradation.

Biodegradable films prepared by extrusion

Biodegradable films prepared by extrusion
Quick View Leaflet

Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has developed a technology to prepare biodegradable films employing extrusion processing which can be easily scale up industrially. It is an intelligent technological advancement for the economical & environmental solution for the plastics packaging films. It has a comparable mechanical and barrier properties with commercially available stretch wrap films and no specific environment is required for its degradation.

 SILENT FEATURES

  • Films prepared using only biopolymers no petroleum based polymers are used.

  • Films prepared by using extrusion processing thus making process amenable for industrial scale up.

  • Films have mechanical and barrier properties similar to that of commercial films.

APPLICATIONS

  • Can be used for food packaging.

  • Can be used for general purpose packaging such as carry bags.

Biodegradable films prepared by extrusion

Biodegradable films prepared by extrusion

Detail Technical Brochure

Petroleum based packaging materials are threat to environment due to their non-biodegradability and non-renewability. Biopolymers based films could provide suitable alternatives for these petroleum based products. Bhabha Atomic Research Centre has developed a technology to prepare biodegradable films employing extrusion processing which can be easily scale up industrially. It is an intelligent technological advancement for the economical & environmental solution for the plastics packaging films. It has a comparable mechanical and barrier properties with commercially available stretch wrap films and no specific environment is required for its degradation.

ADVANTAGES

  • Can be easily prepared using locally available raw materials.
  • Have suitable mechanical and barrier properties for general purpose packaging applications and food packaging applications
  • Easy process which is amenable for industrial scale up

APPLICATIONS

  • Can be used for general purpose packaging
  • Can be used for making carry bags
  • Can be used for food packaging

TECHNOLOGY IN BRIEF

Proposed technology is methodology for preparing biodegradable films using extrusion process. Process involves three steps:

  1. preparation of thermoplastic starch
  2. making compound of thermoplastic starch and poly lactic acid in twin screw extruder
  3. making films by blown film extrusion

INFRASTRUCTURE REQUIREMENTS

a. Raw Materials required
  • Guar gum
  • All the raw materials required are available in the local market.

b. Equipments
  • Overhead stirrer with motor
  • Food irradiator (commercial food irradiation facilities are available in different parts of the country),
  • Freeze drier

c. Space

  • Factory shade of 600 sq. ft. area (30 ft. x 20 ft) with DM water facilities.

d. Power

  • Three phase power connection.

e. Manpower

  • Minimum two laboratory technician are required for production of one ton of PHGG. Actual manpower would depend on production capacity.

Who Should apply


Interested parties with Engineering & Scientific knowledge, good financial background and adequate experience of products manufacturing & fabrication with technical capability in the area of interested technology and having or interested in setting –up facilities for production would be preferred.


How to apply

Send your Technology Transfer Application form duly filled and signed alongwith a Demand Draft/Bankers cheque of Rs. 500/- (for Indian entities) or US $50/- (for foreign entities) drawn in favour of “Accounts Officer, BARC” as application processing fee on following address: 

Head, Technology Transfer and Collaboration Division 
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Trombay, Mumbai – 400 085, India.

Fax : +91-22-25505151


Note:Applications without processing fee as applicable above of Rs. 500/- or US $50/- for each technology will not be considered.


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Contact Us

Head, 
Technology Transfer and Collaboration Division
Bhabha Atomic Research Centre,
Trombay, Mumbai 400 085.

Fax :+91-22- 25505151
Email : technology@barc.gov.in

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