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Functional Material
Patent: WO2017152217
Material composition and method of producing a material composition with enhanced barrier properties

This patent describes a unique and convenient process to produce in a convenient continuous and scalable mode calcium carbonate filled nanocellulose thin composites and films of very low water and oxygen permeability. Applications of this invention include novel renewable packaging that can compete with the current polyolefin (PET, PP and PE) films.

By: Swambabu Varanasi, Warren Batchelor, George Simon and Gil Garnier


Functional Materials

Garusinghe, U., Raghuwanshi, V.S., Batchelor, W., Garnier, G., Water Resistant Cellulose – Titanium Dioxide Composites for Photocatalysis. Scientific Reports 8, Article number: 2306, 2018.

Garusinghe, U.M., Varanasi, S., Raghuwanshi, V.S., Garnier, G., Batchelor, W., Nanocellulose-montmorillonite composites of low water vapour permeability. Colloids and Surfaces A: Physicochemical and Engineering Aspects, 2018. 540: p. 233-241.

Mendoza, L., Gunawardhana, T., Batchelor, W., Garnier, G., Effects of fibre dimension and charge density on nanocellulose gels. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2018. 525: p. 119-125.

Onur, A., Ng, A., Garnier, G., Batchelor, B., Engineering Celullose Fibre Inorganic Composites for Depth Filtration and Adsorption. Separation and Purification Technology, 2018. 203: p. 209-216.

Raghuwanshi, V.S., Garusinghe, U. M., Raj, P., Kirby, N., Hoell, A., Batchelor, W., Garnier, G., Cationic polyacrylamide induced nanoparticles assembly in a cellulose nanofiber network. Journal of Colloid and Interface Science, 2018. 529(1): p. 180-186.

Raghuwanshi, V.C., Garusinghe, U.M., Ilavsky, J., Batchelor, W.J., Garnier, G., Effect of nanoparticles size and polyelectrolyte on nanoparticles aggregation in a cellulose fibrous matrix. Journal of Colloid Interface Science, 2018. 510: p. 190-198.

Shanmugam, K., Doosthosseini, H., Varanasi, S., Garnier, G., Batchelor, W., Flexible spray coating process for smooth nanocellulose film production. Cellulose Journal, 2018. 25(3): p. 1725-1741.

Varanasi, S., Garusinghe, U., Simon, G. P., Garnier, G. and Batchelor, W., Novel In-situ Precipitation Process to Engineer Low Permeability Porous Composite. Scientific Reports 8, Article number: 10747, 2018.

Green Solutions

Amini, N., Haritos, V., Tanksale, A., Microwave assisted pretreatment of eucalyptus sawdust enhances enzymatic saccharification and maximizes fermentable sugar yield. Renewable Energy, 2018.

Longe, L. F., Couvreur, J., Grandchamp, M. L., Garnier, G., Allais, F., Saito K., Importance of Mediators for Lignin Degradation by Fungal Laccase. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering. DOI: 10.1021/acssuschemeng.8b01426