Tailoring paper surface properties with starch derivatives

Sari Hyvärinen, Kirsi Kataja, Henna Lampinen, Soili Peltonen, Pia Qvintus-Leino, Pertti Moilanen

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    Chemical characteristics, in addition to the physical properties of paper, are significant in the printing process, but their effects are not known well enough.The aim of this study has been to change the hydrophilicity/hydrophobicity ratio of the starch polymer and the paper surface, and thereby to adjust oil, solvent and water absorption.The results show that by changing the hydrophobicity/ hydrophilicity ratio of certain polymers the absorption properties and surface energy of polymer-treated papers can be tailored.It is possible to reduce significantly penetration and print through of many kinds of printing inks by spreading less than 0,5 g/m2 of polymer on uncoated paper surface.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationApplied Material Research at VTT
    Subtitle of host publicationSymposium on Applied Materials
    Place of PublicationEspoo
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    ISBN (Electronic)951-38-6312-3
    ISBN (Print)951-38-6311-5
    Publication statusPublished - 2006
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    EventInternal Symposium on Applied Materials - Espoo, Finland
    Duration: 8 Jun 20068 Jun 2006

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Symposium


    ConferenceInternal Symposium on Applied Materials


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