Thomson Reuters predicts what the world will be like in 2025: Petroleum-based packaging is history; cellulose-derived packaging rules

09 September 2014

For a look forward, Thomson Reuters analysts identified rapid progress and emergent trends in scientific research and technological innovation, gauging the advances most likely to affect health and the quality of life in the next decade.
One of their predictions is that in 2025 petroleum-based packaging will be history and that packaging based on nanocellulose will rule. Nanocellulose is material comprising nano-sized cellulose fibrils with a high length/width ratio. Bio-nanocomposites are derived from bio matter. Advancements in the use of these elements will, in 2025, provide packaging materials that are fully biodegradeable (News Article ScienceWatch, June 2014).
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