High Performance Cellulose-Based Substrates for Flexible Printed Electronics

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Nanocellulose films with their renewable and biodegradable nature can be an excellent alternative to plastic substrates in printed electronics applications. However, these films are inherently brittle and possess low tear resistance. They are also sensitive to moisture and lack stretchability which is an important criterion for wearable skin-mounted electronic applications.

In this work, we improved various performance aspects of nanocellulose films through combining novel approaches based on structure function optimization. Cellulose fibers with varying lengths and cellulose derivatives with varying viscosity and molecular weights were explored as additives to nanocellulose, and their impact on film flexibility, tear resistance, and stretchability were studied. Furthermore, antimicrobial performance was introduced into the films through use of a wood-based additive, tannin.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNWBC 2022
Subtitle of host publicationThe 10th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference
EditorsAtte Virtanen, Katariina Torvinen, Jessica Vepsäläinen
Place of PublicationHelsinki
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages5
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8772-8
Publication statusPublished - 2022
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event10th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2022 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 25 Oct 202227 Oct 2022
Conference number: 10

Publication series

SeriesVTT Technology


Conference10th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2022
Abbreviated titleNWBC 2022


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