Aqueous dispersions from biodegradable/renewable polymers

Mika Vähä-Nissi, Christiane Laine, Riku Talja, Hannu Mikkonen, Sari Hyvärinen, Ali Harlin

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This article presents techniques for preparing dispersions from biopolymers to be used in barrier and pigment coatings. Even though polymers or processes were not optimized, visually stable (non-settling) dispersions with relatively high solids content were prepared from certain grades of polylactide, polyhydroxyalkaonates and polycaprolactone. Nanostarch dispersions and a dispersion prepared from wood xylan were also included in the study. However, further work is needed to improve the film formation, the coating composition and thus the performance of the biopolymer dispersions.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication13th European PLACE Conference Proceedings
PublisherTAPPI Press
Publication statusPublished - 2011
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference (Polymers, Lamination, Adhesives, Coating & Extrusions) - Bregenz, Austria
Duration: 30 May 20111 Jun 2011 (Proceedings)


Conference13th TAPPI European PLACE Conference (Polymers, Lamination, Adhesives, Coating & Extrusions)
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  • Biopolymer
  • barrier
  • binder
  • coating
  • dispersion
  • starch
  • xylan

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