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Physical effects of nanoaluminum oxide and nanographene on kenaf epoxy composite; vacuum bagging process

AbstractHerein we report the development of bilayer?coated?paper with corn starch as the bottom layer and zein protein as the top layer. Two different methods were used for preparation of the coated paper, namely rod?coating and dip?coating techniques. The effect of the coating methods was studied by investigating the mechanical and barrier properties of the coated paper. A significant decrease of the water vapor and oxygen transmission rates at various temperatures and relative humidity conditions was observed. Considering the growing need for renewable and biodegradable alternatives to conventional plastics, the coated paper described herein may have strong potential for applications in the food packaging sector.

Publication date: 23/11/2022

Journal of Applied Polymer Science


This project has received funding from the Bio Based Industries Joint Undertaking under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 837761.