Study towards cellulose-based biodegradable materials produced by AIRLAID process

Università degli Studi della Basilicata - Dipartimento di Scienze
September 07 2017
Position Type
Full Time
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The project deals with the development of novel polyester resins based on polyhydroxylkanoates, like polylactic acid (PLA) and analogues, for the realization of cellulose-based tissue products obtained by AIRLAID dry process. The candidate will study novel resins or resins mixtures to obtain products having dry and wet resistance comparable with commercial products obtained by cross-linked polyvinyl resins. The obtained products shall be compatible with food and not allergenic. Moreover, it shall be biodegradable over 90%. Another important issue to address will be the compatibility with the plant of LUCART S.p.A., partner of the project and only Italian producer using the AIRLAID process for cellulose tissues

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