Antimicrobial ceramic hybrid films for keep-freshness packaging with fluorinated illite particles


This work reports the preparation of a ceramic hybrid film for keep-freshness with enhanced oxygen and moisture permeability, and antimicrobial properties using fluorine-coated illite (F-illite) and low-density polyethylene (LDPE) resin. Before the film was manufactured, a master batch of F-illite and LDPE was prepared through an extruder, and a large amount of LDPE resin was mixed to produce a film containing 4wt% F-illite. The amount and dispersity of the F-illite in the LDPE matrix were confirmed by TGA, wide-angle XRD and SEM analysis. As a result, the F-illite hybrid films had an oxygen transmission rate (OTR) of 13,430 mL/m2۰day), which is higher than 10,309 mL/m2۰day of the general LDPE film. Moreover, the water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) was 20.13 g/m2, which was higher than that of the general LDPE film 16.13 g/m2·day. In addition, the F-illite hybrid film showed more than 99% antibacterial activity against S. aureus.

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This work was supported by a grant from the R&D program funded by the Ministry of Trade, Industry and Energy (MOTIE, Korea) and part of the Industry Core Technology Development Program funded by the Korea Evaluation Institute of Industrial Technology (KEIT) [10063291].

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Seong, D.M., Chang, J.H. Antimicrobial ceramic hybrid films for keep-freshness packaging with fluorinated illite particles. J. Korean Ceram. Soc. 58, 430–436 (2021).

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  • Antimicrobial
  • Fluorine-coated illite
  • Film
  • Oxygen transmission rate
  • Water vapor transmission rate