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Arabinoxylan/nanofibrillated cellulose composite films

J. S. Stevanic ; Elina Mabasa Bergström (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik) ; Paul Gatenholm (Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Polymerteknologi) ; L. Berglund ; L. Salmen
Journal of Materials Science (0022-2461). Vol. 47 (2012), 18, p. 6724-6732.
[Artikel, refereegranskad vetenskaplig]

There is an increasing interest in substituting petroleum based polymer films, for food packaging applications, with films based on renewable resources. In many of these applications, low oxygen permeability and low moisture uptake of films are required, as well as high enough strength and flexibility. For this purpose, rye arabinoxylan films reinforced with nanofibrillated cellulose was prepared and evaluated. A thorough mixing of the components resulted in uniform films. Mechanical, thermal, structural, moisture sorption and oxygen barrier characteristics of such films are reported here. Reinforcement of arabinoxylan with nanofibrillated cellulose affected the properties of the films positively. A decrease in moisture sorption of the films, as well as an increase in stiffness, strength and flexibility of the films were shown. From these results and dynamic FTIR spectra, a strong coupling between reinforcing cellulose and arabinoxylan matrix was concluded. Oxygen barrier properties were equal or better as compared to the neat rye arabinoxylan film. In general, the high nanofibrillated cellulose containing composite film, i.e. 75 % NFC, showed the best properties.

Nyckelord: high toughness, polysaccharides, hemicelluloses, arabinoxylans, spectroscopy, xylans, water, ftir

Denna post skapades 2012-09-04. Senast ändrad 2016-08-18.
CPL Pubid: 162834


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Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik (2005-2014)
Institutionen för kemi- och bioteknik, Polymerteknologi (2005-2014)



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