Some xylan ethers for coating applications

Christiane Laine, Ali Harlin, Jonas Hartman, Sari Hyvärinen, Kari Kammiovirta, Björn Krogerus, Heikki Pajari, Hille Rautkoski, Harri Setälä, Jenni Sievänen, Johanna Uotila, Mika Vähä-Nissi

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Hemicelluloses and celluloses are the most abundant natural polymers and their availability outranges practically the current volumes of plastic production. This paper demonstrates opportunities of xylan ether derivatives in material applications as developed for wood-based xylan. Routes to chemicals and materials useful for coating and packaging - including barrier materials and coating binders - was demonstrated for white and pure xylan from bleached birch kraft pulp resulting in materials with improved plasticization, processability, and barrier properties. This platform, tailoring of chemicals and materials, enables further development for specific applications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationNWBC 2012. The 4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference
EditorsKlaus Niemelä
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7881-8
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7880-1
Publication statusPublished - 2012
MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
Event4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2012 - Helsinki, Finland
Duration: 23 Oct 201225 Oct 2012 (Full proceedings)

Publication series

SeriesVTT Technology


Conference4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2012
Abbreviated titleNWBC 2012
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