Foam-formed biocomposites based on cellulose products and lignin

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A1 Alkuperäisartikkeli tieteellisessä aikakauslehdessä
Date
2023-03
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Language
en
Pages
14
2253-2266
Series
Cellulose, Volume 30, issue 4
Abstract
Abstract: Foam-formed cellulose biocomposites are a promising technology for developing lightweight and sustainable packaging materials. In this work, we produce and characterize biocomposite foams based on methylcellulose (MC), cellulose fibers (CF), and lignin (LN). The results indicate that adding organosolv lignin to a foam prepared using MC and CF moderately increases Young’s modulus, protects the foam from the growth of Escherichia coli bacteria, and improves the hydrophobicity of the foam surface. This article concludes that organosolv lignin enhances many properties of cellulose biocomposite foams that are required in applications such as insulation, packaging, and cushioning. The optimization of the foam composition offers research directions toward the upscaling of the material solution to the industrial scale. Graphical abstract: [Figure not available: see fulltext.].
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Funding Information: M.A., L.J., J.K., T.M. and A.P. acknowledge support from FinnCERES flagship (151830423) and Business Finland (211835). L.V. acknowledges funding from the Vilho, Yrjö, and Kalle Väisälä Foundation via personal grants. Publisher Copyright: © 2023, The Author(s).
Keywords
Biocomposite, Biomimicry, Cellulose, Foam, Lignin, Packaging
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Miranda-Valdez, I Y, Coffeng, S, Zhou, Y, Viitanen, L, Hu, X, Jannuzzi, L, Puisto, A, Kostiainen, M A, Mäkinen, T, Koivisto, J & Alava, M J 2023, ' Foam-formed biocomposites based on cellulose products and lignin ', Cellulose, vol. 30, no. 4, pp. 2253-2266 . https://doi.org/10.1007/s10570-022-05041-3