New nanopaper is transparent and UV-blocking

A new type of paper made from cellulose fibres with a thickness of just a few nanometers has the potential to become a sustainable alternative for plastic packaging materials. Physicists from Utrecht University developed the fully biobased material together with Unilever and the University of Amsterdam. The work is published in the scientific journal ACS Applied Polymer Materials. Read the entire news item here.

Item on the subject in Algemeen Dagblad: Opvallende Utrechtse vinding: sinaasappelschillen als wapen tegen plasticsoep