A1 Journal article (refereed), original research

Film formation and foamability of cellulose derivatives: Influence of co-binders and substrate properties on coating holdout

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Publication Details
Authors: Lyytikäinen Johanna, Ovaska Sami-Seppo, Heiskanen Isto, Backfolk Kaj
Publisher: Dept of Wood Paper Science, College of Natural Resources
Publication year: 2021
Language: English
Related Journal or Series Information: Bioresources
Volume number: 16
Issue number: 1
Start page: 597
End page: 613
Number of pages: 17
eISSN: 1930-2126
JUFO-Level of this publication: 1
Open Access: Open Access publication


Foams were prepared from hydrophobically modified ethyl(hydroxyethyl) cellulose (EHEC), methyl nanocellulose, and native microfibrillated cellulose (MFC). Their film- and foam-forming abilities, stabilities, and suitabilities for foam coating on different substrates were investigated. The role of EHEC as a polymeric stabilizing agent was also studied. The EHEC-MFC foams showed greater stability and water-holding ability under pressurized dewatering than MFC foams prepared in the presence of a surfactant. A foam could be created with methyl nanocellulose without any foaming agent. Selected nanocellulose gels and foam formulations were used to coat various substrates. The surface was efficiently closed by gel and foam coatings prepared from the methyl nanocellulose and EHEC solutions, which was ascribed to good coating holdout. Coatings on papers with different levels of smoothness/density and hydrophobicity/ hydrophilicity confirmed that foam-substrate interactions affected the coat quality. The air permeance was reduced by 99% and 64% with a methyl nanocellulose coating and an EHEC-MFC coating, respectively. An EHEC-MFC coating created a hydrophobic surface on a hydrophilic substrate, and methyl nanocellulose improved the oil resistance even at a low coat weight.

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