VTT develops transparent cellulose film to replace traditional plastic in food packaging

Susan S. Johnson
Credit history: VTT Complex Study Centre of Finland

Foodstuff packages satisfy their most crucial tasks when they secure food and lessen waste. Thin plastic movies are however complicated to recycle, and they typically conclusion up in the wrong locations soon after use.

VTT has formulated a answer to the problem of plastic packaging. Regenerated or recrystallised cellulose can substitute plastic films.

“We can develop clear and flexible cellulose film. The customer can’t distinguish amongst the crystal-crystal clear material and common oil-based plastic. Cellulose film can resist dampness, but in nature it disappears as entirely as a sheet of paper does.

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