Whey represents the major by-product of cheese industry. One possibility to recycle the whey wastes is the use of their globular proteins as a polymer source for the production of biodegradable plastic materials. Whey protein (WP)-based films are usually obtained by protein heat treatment in the presence of glycerol (GLY) as plasticizer at pH 7, a method which would require commercially high costing process. In this work we explored the possibility of producing manageable whey-derived materials without any heat-treatment but under alkaline conditions. The reported results demonstrated that the casting at pH 12 of the unheated WP film forming solutions (FFSs), containing either 40% or 50% GLY, led to produce more resistant and flexible materials than the ones obtained at pH 7. Film opacity was observed significantly increased, being higher in the samples obtained at alkaline pH without WP heating and with higher GLY concentrations. Finally, moisture content decreased with the reduction of GLY content, both in heated and unheated WP-based films, whereas water uptake of the different films prepared at pH 12 did not significantly chang

Glycerol-Plasticized Films Obtained from Whey Proteins Denatured at Alkaline pH / Abdalrazeq, Manar; Giosafatto, CONCETTA VALERIA LUCIA; Esposito, Marilena; Fenderico, Maria; DI PIERRO, Prospero; Porta, Raffaele. - In: COATINGS. - ISSN 2079-6412. - 9:(2019), pp. 322-330. [10.3390/coatings9050322]

Glycerol-Plasticized Films Obtained from Whey Proteins Denatured at Alkaline pH

Manar Abdalrazeq;Giosafatto
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Marilena Esposito;FENDERICO, MARIA;Prospero Di Pierro;Raffaele Porta
2019

Abstract

Whey represents the major by-product of cheese industry. One possibility to recycle the whey wastes is the use of their globular proteins as a polymer source for the production of biodegradable plastic materials. Whey protein (WP)-based films are usually obtained by protein heat treatment in the presence of glycerol (GLY) as plasticizer at pH 7, a method which would require commercially high costing process. In this work we explored the possibility of producing manageable whey-derived materials without any heat-treatment but under alkaline conditions. The reported results demonstrated that the casting at pH 12 of the unheated WP film forming solutions (FFSs), containing either 40% or 50% GLY, led to produce more resistant and flexible materials than the ones obtained at pH 7. Film opacity was observed significantly increased, being higher in the samples obtained at alkaline pH without WP heating and with higher GLY concentrations. Finally, moisture content decreased with the reduction of GLY content, both in heated and unheated WP-based films, whereas water uptake of the different films prepared at pH 12 did not significantly chang
2019
Glycerol-Plasticized Films Obtained from Whey Proteins Denatured at Alkaline pH / Abdalrazeq, Manar; Giosafatto, CONCETTA VALERIA LUCIA; Esposito, Marilena; Fenderico, Maria; DI PIERRO, Prospero; Porta, Raffaele. - In: COATINGS. - ISSN 2079-6412. - 9:(2019), pp. 322-330. [10.3390/coatings9050322]
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