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Effect of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) on the properties of gelatin based composite films

Shuaishuai YANG, Haichao Li, Huizhen Sun


Properties of gelatin composite films(with 4% glycerol as plasticizer)with different mass concentrations of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) (0.2-1.0%) were investigated. The prepared composite films with 1.0 % MFC showed the highest tensile strength (12.32 MPa) with the lowest water absorption rate (391.1 %). The composite films can be dissolved in hot water of 95°C in less than 5 minutes. However, the addition of MFC had insignificant effect on the heat shrinkage and light transmittance of the resultant composite films.


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