New barrier film from cellulose nano crystals claims strong environmental credentials

We do not usually cover straightforward barrier film developments in the AIPIA newsletter as there are many versions, and in our view, there is nothing particularly exceptional about packaging with barrier features. But Melodea, a new member of AIPIA, based in Israel, offers recyclable barrier coatings which are somewhat different, and certainly smart!

The company derives its raw material base from cellulose, which it says is the most abundant biopolymer on earth and one AIPIA has championed as a potential basis for antimicrobial/antibacterial packaging films. The technology creates Cellulose Nano Crystals (CNCs) which provide plants with extraordinary strength and that can be utilized as a building block for the enhancement of existing materials and for the production of novel eco-friendly materials, says Melodea.


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