Coating Trial of an Antimicrobial Coating Containing Nisin Using a Large Scale Gravure Application Process, 2016 PLACE Conference
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Nisin is a GRAS (generally recognized as safe) approved antimicrobial peptide that has been found to be effective against Gram positive microorganisms. Implementation of nisin into antimicrobial packaging has the potential to extend product shelf life through inhibition of spoilage microorganisms and appeal to industry as a value added packaging product. This study found that it is possible to produce an antimicrobial coated material using gravure production processes but not without difficulties. The coated material produced resulted in adhesion difficulties; however a second trial will be conducted using flexography after troubleshooting quality issues. The produced material maintained antimicrobial efficacy against M. luteus
when control films were compared to treatment films.