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Micro?nano structure constructed AA7055 superhydrophobic surface with long service life and high corrosion resistance

AbstractIt is crucial and significant to boost the utilization of renewable resources and exploitation of biodegradable materials alternative to petrochemical plastics. Waste paper, mainly composed of cellulose (82–95?wt%) and derived from the lignocellulose, is a type of abundant, renewable, and biodegradable resource, whose recycling use and conversion to high value?added products can reduce the pressure on the environment and exert immense economic benefits. Herein, four kinds of common waste paper (e.g., printing paper, newspaper, straw paper and roll paper) were converted into cellulose?based bioplastic membranes by using ionic liquid 1?butyl?3?methyl?imidazolium chloride as solvent. The cellulose?based membranes are smooth and compact, and their mechanical strength is prominently improved about 3–100 times comparison with the original paper. The maximum tensile strength of the film (F4) is over 127?Mpa and its optical transmittance reaches 80% at 450–800?nm wavelength. Besides, this kind of cellulose?based films have excellent biodegradability. Thus, the results demonstrated that the cellulose?based bioplastic membranes stemmed from waste paper possess a magnificent application prospect.

Publication date: 02/02/2023

Journal of Applied Polymer Science


This project has received funding from the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme under grant agreement No 870292.