Bioactive paper and fibre products: Patent and literary survey

Sanna Aikio, Stina Grönqvist, Liisa Hakola, Eero Hurme, Salme Jussila, Otto-Ville Kaukoniemi, Harri Kopola, Markku Känsäkoski, Marika Leinonen, Sari Lippo, Riitta Mahlberg, Soili Peltonen, Pia Qvintus, Tiina Rajamäki, Anne-Christine Ritschkoff, Maria Smolander, Jari Vartiainen, Liisa Viikari, Marja Vilkman

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In this patent and literary survey bioactive papers and fibre products, i.e. paper-like products, cardboard, fabrics and their combinations, etc., with active recognition and/or functional material capabilities are reviewed. The focus is on materials that specifically react with the target entity or environmental condition, and this reaction initializes different events, like a discharge of molecules or signalling function, in the product. The aim of this publication is to review and provide basic information on biomolecules and their potential utilisation for functional purposes, embedded signalling - concentrating especially on conducting polymers and optics - low-cost manufacturing on a large scale, modification of fibres and grafting or immobilisation of bioactive components. In addition, some application scenarios for bioactive paper products are presented.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages84
ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6603-3
Publication statusPublished - 2006
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

SeriesVTT Working Papers


  • bioactive
  • functional
  • paper
  • cardboard
  • fabric
  • woven
  • non-woven
  • biomolecule
  • embedded signalling
  • conducting polymers
  • biosensors
  • optical signalling
  • low-cost manufacturing

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