Thesis: Improving the properties of biobased barrier coatings

28 June 2018

Currently, bio-based barrier materials have been surveyed under conditions that are far from being realistic. For his thesis at Karlstad University in Sweden, Asif Javed aimed to gain detailed knowledge about biobased barrier coatings, and explored the possibility of using them to replace oil-based polymers in food packaging.
The focus of this project was to improve the mechanical properties, barrier properties and stability in water of starch-based barrier layers.
The aim of the project was also to understand the mechanism of failure of the layers during the converting operations typically performed in industry to convert a barrier-coated board into a package.
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