Raw starch replaces mineral raw materials
VTT, Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed natural materials from raw starch, which helps to make very high-quality paper that is fully recyclable. Due to the materials used for filling, adhesive and coating purposes, paper developed from starch is 20 to 30 per cent lighter, which means a reduction in transport costs too. The new raw materials of starch paper and their manufacturing methods are expected to be a success.
The new raw materials and methods developed by VTT have drawn particular international interest, because fully recyclable paper supports sustainable development and opens totally new perspectives on reducing the environmental impacts of paper products. After recycling, the components of starch-based paper can be fully converted to bioenergy with less emissions than the conventional paper.
Irene Hernberg | alfa
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