CLEGG, Francis, BREEN, Christopher, JOHANSSON, C, BRAS, J, MONDRAGON, I, NECHITA, P, PLACKETT, D, ŠIMON, P, SVETEC, DG, VIRTANEN, S, BASCHETTI, MG and AUCEJO, S (2012). Renewable fibers and bio-based materials for packaging applications - A review of recent developments. BioResources, 7 (2), 2506-2552.Full text not available from this repository.
This review describes the state-of-the-art of material derived from the forest sector with respect to its potential for use in the packaging industry. Some innovative approaches are highlighted. The aim is to cover recent developments and key challenges for successful introduction of renewable materials in the packaging market. The covered subjects are renewable fibers and bio-based polymers for use in bioplastics or as coatings for paper-based packaging materials. Current market sizes and forecasts are also presented. Competitive mechanical, thermal, and barrier properties along with material availability and ease of processing are identified as fundamental issues for sustainable utilization of renewable materials.
|Research Institute, Centre or Group:||Materials and Engineering Research Institute > Polymers Nanocomposites and Modelling Research Centre > Polymers, Composites and Spectroscopy Group|
|Depositing User:||Francis Clegg|
|Date Deposited:||23 Jul 2012 16:54|
|Last Modified:||02 May 2013 16:12|
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