Spray application of biopolymers and tailored refining as tools in the production of formable paper material for novel applications

Alexey Vishtal, Elias Retulainen, Sauli Vuoti, Timo Rantanen

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    Novel types of fibre-based packaging materials are the promising direction in the product portfolio of modern biorefineries. Despite of the adavantageous features of fibre-based packaging material such as: biodegradability, recyclability and renewability, it is lacking the level of formability that plastic packaging materials do have. The formability of material determines how advanced shapes can be formed for the end product. In respect to the paper-based packaging, high formability would allow to produce containers, trays, shells etc. with an advanced design, using deep-drawing or corresponding type of forming process. The influence of high-consistency refining, and combination of high and low consistency refining as well as the spraying of different biopolymers on the formability, strength properties and drying shrinkage of the samples has been evaluated in this work. By combining of the above-mentioned treatments it was possible to improve formability strain of the samples from 6.5% to 13.5%
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNWBC 2012
    Subtitle of host publicationThe 4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference
    EditorsKlaus Niemelä
    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 typeD3 Professional conference proceedings
    Event4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2012 - Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 23 Oct 201225 Oct 2012
    https://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/technology/2012/T53.pdf (Full proceedings)

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Technology


    Conference4th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2012
    Abbreviated titleNWBC 2012
    Internet address


    • 3D-forming
    • paper
    • novel fibre-based products
    • spraying
    • carbohydrate polymers


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