Thin Al2O3 barrier coatings grown on bio-based packaging materials by atomic layer deposition

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Vähä-Nissi, Mika, Dr., VTT
dc.contributor.advisor Harlin, Ali, Dr., VTT
dc.contributor.author Hirvikorpi, Terhi
dc.date.accessioned 2012-09-04T07:02:45Z
dc.date.available 2012-09-04T07:02:45Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.isbn 978-951-38-7751-4 (PDF)
dc.identifier.isbn 978-951-38-7750-7 (printed)
dc.identifier.issn 1799-4942
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/5071
dc.description.abstract Growing environmental concerns related to the use of synthetic non-biodegradable polymers in the packaging industry have led to the need for new, especially bio-based, materials. Currently, petroleum-based synthetic polymers are widely used due to their relatively low cost and high performance. Biodegradable plastics and fibre-based materials have been proposed as a solution to the waste problems related to these synthetic polymers. Fibre-based packaging materials have many advantages over their non-biodegradable competitors, such as stiffness vs. weight ratio and recyclability. However, poor barrier properties and sensitivity to moisture are the main challenges restricting their use. Application of a thin coating layer is one way to overcome these problems and to improve the barrier properties of such materials. Atomic layer deposition (ALD) is a well suited technique for depositing thin inorganic coatings onto temperature-sensitive materials such as polymer-coated boards and papers and polymer films. In the present work, thin and highly uniform Al2O3 coatings were deposited at relatively low temperatures of 80, 100 and 130 °C onto various bio-based polymeric materials employing the ALD technique. The study demonstrates that a 25-nm-thick ALD-grown Al2O3 coating significantly enhances the oxygen and water vapour barrier performance of these materials. Promising barrier properties were obtained with polylactide-coated board, hemicellulose-coated board as well as various biopolymer (polylactide, pectin and nanofibrillated cellulose) films after coating with a 25-nm-thick Al2O3 layer. Thin Al2O3 coatings can improve the properties of biopolymers, enabling the use of these renewable polymers in the production of high-performance materials for demanding food and pharmaceutical packaging applications. The future roll-to-roll ALD technology for coating polymers with inorganic thin films will increase the industrial potential of these materials and could lead to further opportunities for their commercialization. en
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dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher VTT en
dc.relation.ispartofseries VTT publications, 770/2011 en
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 1]: T. Hirvikorpi, M. Vähä-Nissi, A. Harlin and M. Karppinen, Comparison of some coating techniques to fabricate barrier layers on packaging materials, Thin Solid Films 518 (2010) 5463-5466. © 2010 Elsevier. By permission. en
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 2]: T. Hirvikorpi, M. Vähä-Nissi, T. Mustonen, E. Iiskola and M. Karppinen, Atomic layer deposited aluminum oxide barrier coatings for packaging materials, Thin Solid Films 518 (2010) 2654-2658. © 2009 Elsevier. By permission. en
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 3]: T. Hirvikorpi, M. Vähä-Nissi, J. Nikkola, A. Harlin and M. Karppinen, Thin Al2O3 barrier coatings onto temperature-sensitive packaging materials by atomic layer deposition, Surface and Coatings Technology, 205 (2011) 5088-5092. © 2011 Elsevier. By permission. en
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 4]: T. Hirvikorpi, M. Vähä-Nissi, A. Harlin, J. Marles, V. Miikkulainen and M. Karppinen, Effect of corona pre-treatment on the performance of gas barrier layers applied by atomic layer deposition onto polymer-coated paperboard, Applied Surface Science 257 (2010) 736-740. © 2010 Elsevier. By permission. en
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 5]: T. Hirvikorpi, M. Vähä-Nissi, J. Vartiainen, P. Penttilä, J. Nikkola, A. Harlin, R. Serimaa and M. Karppinen, Effect of heat-treatment on the performance of gas barrier layers applied by atomic layer deposition onto polymer-coated paperboard, Journal of Applied Polymer Science 122 (2011) 2221-2227. © 2011 Wiley Periodicals. By permission. en
dc.relation.haspart [Publication 6]: T. Hirvikorpi, M. Vähä-Nissi, A. Harlin, M. Salomäki, S. Areva, J.T. Korhonen and M. Karppinen, Enhanced water vapor barrier properties for biopolymer films by polyelectrolyte multilayer and atomic layer deposited Al2O3 double-coating, Applied Surface Science 257 (2011) 9451-9454. © 2011 Elsevier. By permission. en
dc.subject.other Materials science
dc.subject.other Biotechnology
dc.title Thin Al2O3 barrier coatings grown on bio-based packaging materials by atomic layer deposition en
dc.type G5 Artikkeliväitöskirja fi
dc.contributor.school Kemian tekniikan korkeakoulu fi
dc.contributor.department Department of Chemistry en
dc.contributor.department Kemian laitos fi
dc.subject.keyword atomic layer deposition en
dc.subject.keyword aluminium oxide en
dc.subject.keyword thin film en
dc.subject.keyword barrier en
dc.subject.keyword biopolymer en
dc.subject.keyword packaging material en
dc.identifier.urn URN:ISBN:978-951-38-7751-4
dc.type.dcmitype text en
dc.type.ontasot Väitöskirja (artikkeli) fi
dc.type.ontasot Doctoral dissertation (article-based) en
dc.contributor.supervisor Karppinen, Maarit, Acad. Prof.


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