Nanotechnology Now

Our NanoNews Digest Sponsors


Heifer International

Wikipedia Affiliate Button


DHgate

Home > Press > Iran to Mass-Produce Low-Cost Green Packaging

Abstract:
A group of Iranian researchers succeeded in the synthesis of a new type of environmentally friendly, also called green, packaging materials which are less costly compared to their available counterparts.

Iran to Mass-Produce Low-Cost Green Packaging

Iran | Posted on April 8th, 2010

The increasing rate of environmental pollutions caused by synthetic polymers has attracted attention of the packaging industries to biodegradable polymers famous as bio-polymers.

However, some drawbacks bound to bio-polymer films such as their weaker mechanical properties and higher hydrophilic tendencies have hindered their deployment. As a result, Hadi Almasi, one of the researchers at the University of Tabriz, conducted a research to improve mechanical thermal and preservative (against moisture) properties of starch films.

"In this research, three techniques have been applied simultaneously to improve the properties of starch films," Almasi explained to the Iran Nanotechnology Initiative Council, adding, "The results of this research can be helpful in the production of biodegradable plastics. Such plastics are more beneficial than synthetic plastics in food packaging industries."

Three compounds, namely, citric acid, carboxymethyl cellulose and nanoclay were used to improve the performance of the mentioned starch films. In the first step, the effect of citric acid concentration as cross-linking agent was studied.

After determination of the optimal concentration of citric acid, carboxymethyl cellulose was added. Finally, the concentrations of the former compounds were held constant in order to investigate the effect of nanoclay concentration.

It is notable that all the described steps are practically applicable in polymer production companies and so far, four companies in Iran have started the commercial production of biodegradable disposable products.

####

For more information, please click here

Copyright © FARS

If you have a comment, please Contact us.

Issuers of news releases, not 7th Wave, Inc. or Nanotechnology Now, are solely responsible for the accuracy of the content.

Bookmark:
Delicious Digg Newsvine Google Yahoo Reddit Magnoliacom Furl Facebook

Related News Press

News and information

Simple attraction: Researchers control protein release from nanoparticles without encapsulation: U of T Engineering discovery stands to improve reliability and fabrication process for treatments to conditions such as spinal cord damage and stroke May 28th, 2016

Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription: New super-resolution technique visualizes important role of short-lived enzyme clusters May 27th, 2016

Doubling down on Schrödinger's cat May 27th, 2016

Deep Space Industries and SFL selected to provide satellites for HawkEye 360’s Pathfinder mission: The privately-funded space-based global wireless signal monitoring system will be developed by Deep Space Industries and UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory May 26th, 2016

Discoveries

Simple attraction: Researchers control protein release from nanoparticles without encapsulation: U of T Engineering discovery stands to improve reliability and fabrication process for treatments to conditions such as spinal cord damage and stroke May 28th, 2016

Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription: New super-resolution technique visualizes important role of short-lived enzyme clusters May 27th, 2016

Doubling down on Schrödinger's cat May 27th, 2016

Finding a new formula for concrete: Researchers look to bones and shells as blueprints for stronger, more durable concrete May 26th, 2016

Announcements

Simple attraction: Researchers control protein release from nanoparticles without encapsulation: U of T Engineering discovery stands to improve reliability and fabrication process for treatments to conditions such as spinal cord damage and stroke May 28th, 2016

Scientists illuminate a hidden regulator in gene transcription: New super-resolution technique visualizes important role of short-lived enzyme clusters May 27th, 2016

Doubling down on Schrödinger's cat May 27th, 2016

Deep Space Industries and SFL selected to provide satellites for HawkEye 360’s Pathfinder mission: The privately-funded space-based global wireless signal monitoring system will be developed by Deep Space Industries and UTIAS Space Flight Laboratory May 26th, 2016

Food/Agriculture/Supplements

Common nanoparticle has subtle effects on oxidative stress genes May 11th, 2016

Nanoparticles present sustainable way to grow food crops May 1st, 2016

Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Presents Preclinical Data on Renal Cell Carcinoma Program at AACR 2016 April 19th, 2016

'Honeycomb' of nanotubes could boost genetic engineering April 7th, 2016

NanoNews-Digest
The latest news from around the world, FREE




  Premium Products
NanoNews-Custom
Only the news you want to read!
 Learn More
NanoTech-Transfer
University Technology Transfer & Patents
 Learn More
NanoStrategies
Full-service, expert consulting
 Learn More











ASP
Nanotechnology Now Featured Books




NNN

The Hunger Project







Car Brands
Buy website traffic