Modified cellulose for deep-drawn paper-based packaging materials

Alexey Khakalo, Ilari Filpponen, Janne Laine

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    Cellulose-based packaging materials have sparked a growing interest due to their biodegradability, recyclability and renewability. One of the main challenges with paper-based materials is their poor formability which in turn has detrimental effects for the final shaping properties. In this study, gelatin was introduced onto cellulose fibers and the physical, chemical and mechanical properties of the resulted composites were investigated. Moreover, the use of a cross-linker to improve the paper performance as well as its effect to the formability parameters (temperature, moisture content) were explored. Cellulose-gelatin interactions were investigated by using SPR and QCM-D with respect to the pH and ionic strength. Adsorbed gelatin layer was analyzed by AFM and XPS. Gelatin treated samples were characterized with SEM, FTIR and Raman spectroscopies. Main results and possible applications for the developed composite materials will be discussed.
    Original languageEnglish
    Number of pages1
    JournalAbstracts of Papers of the American Chemical Society
    Publication statusPublished - 16 Mar 2014
    MoE publication typeNot Eligible
    EventAmerican Chemical Society National Meeting & Exposition - Dallas, United States
    Duration: 16 Mar 201420 Mar 2014
    Conference number: 247


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