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- Chen, Yang, et al. Show all 3 Authors
- Langmuir 2019 v.35 no.41 pp. 13286-13291
- adhesion; aldehydes; carboxymethylcellulose; chemical bonding; composting; dextran; disulfides; electrolytes; hydrazides; hydrazones; moieties; oxidation; packaging; paper; paperboard; polyacrylamide; reducing agents; resins; wet strength
- ... The dramatic loss of strength upon exposure to water is one of the challenges preventing the widespread substitution of plastic packaging with paper and paperboard. Although treatment with conventional wet strength resins and other adhesive polymers can strengthen wet paper, it is at the expense of green credentials, including easy recycling or rapid composting. The goal of this work was to demons ...