Review article: Replacing plastics with lignocellulose materials

04 April 2018

Researchers at the China National Pulp and Paper Research Institute examined recent research progress in developing cellulose packaging materials to replace plastics used for cushioning and barrier packaging functions based on pulp fibers, cellulose nanofibers, and regenerated cellulose films. The cushioning packaging materials include molded pulp products and bio-based foams.
Advanced cellulose films and paper can be good barriers for oxygen and carbon dioxide gases, as well as for water vapor. Several cellulose fiber-based packaging products have been commercialized in areas that used to be occupied solely by plastic products. An article about the research is published in BioResources.
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