Sustainable Manufacturing of High-Performance Composites from Recycled Materials

April 29, 2024


The increasing environmental issues linked to traditional petroleum-based packaging materials have stimulated a rising curiosity in investigating sustainable alternatives, especially in the field of food packaging. The present study investigates the characterisation of bio-based materials that have the potential to significantly transform food packaging applications. The main aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of using these materials as ecologically sustainable substitutes, taking into account their physical, mechanical, barrier, and thermal characteristics. The study process includes the careful selection of a wide array of bio-based materials, such as biopolymers derived from agricultural wastes, chemicals derived from algae, and derivatives of cellulose. The findings from the characterization provide insight into the complex attributes of these bio-based materials, elucidating their advantages and disadvantages when compared to conventional packaging materials. The research findings presented in this study make a valuable contribution to the expanding corpus of information pertaining to sustainable packaging options. As there is a growing worldwide focus on reducing plastic waste and minimising ecological impacts, the findings of this research contribute to the promotion of a more sustainable approach to food packaging. These findings are in line with the concepts of a circular and bio-based economy.


Sonia, Pankaj et al. “Sustainable Manufacturing of High-Performance Composites from Recycled Materials.” E3S Web of Conferences (2023): n. pag.