Quick Search:       Advanced Search
Cellulose Paper-based Strapping Products for Green/Sustainable Packaging Needs
    Click here to download the full text
Citation of this paper:
Hits: 42
Download times: 139
Author NameAffiliation
Zhibin He Limerick Pulp and Paper Centre, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3, Canada 
Amit Chowdhury Limerick Pulp and Paper Centre, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3, Canada 
Li Tong Limerick Pulp and Paper Centre, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3, Canada 
Mike Reynolds Oval International, 206 Firman Ave, Hoquiam, WA 98550, USA 
Yonghao Ni Limerick Pulp and Paper Centre, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick E3B 5A3, Canada 
 
Abstract:Paper products such as corrugated paperboards are the most common green packaging materials, which are renewable, sustainable, recyclable and biodegradable. However, the plastic or metal straps used to secure the carton boxes are not so green. At the end of packaging, the carton boxes can be recycled, but the plastic/metal straps have to be sorted out for disposal separately. This review focuses on: 1) the global trend of green packaging; 2) conventional plastic/metal strapping materials for carton boxes; 3) conventional market pulp baling with steel wire as the tying materials; 4) cellulose fiber-based materials for strapping market pulp bales and carton boxes. New generation of cellulose paper straps are being developed for more challenging applications with superior strength properties and repulpability.
keywords:cellulose  paper  green packaging  repulpable  strapping materials
HTML  View Full Text  View/Add Comment  Download reader