Novel food delivery materials based on hemicelluloses
Professor Ann-Christine Albertsson
Hemicelluloses are the second most abundant family of polymers in nature and represent an enormous hitherto almost unused renewable resource. Industrial utilization of hemicelluloses can contribute to move society from its petrochemical dependency into a sustainable economy. The project aims to demonstrate the usefulness and advantages of this renewable raw material to make barrier films for food packaging. The targeted demonstrator, barrier films for food packaging, closely links raw material processing with upgrading to high value polymeric materials.