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BILLERUDKORSNAS ON BRINK OF BREAKTHROUGH IN SMART, SUSTAINABLE PACKAGING.

BillerudKorsnas and researchers at Uppsala University have announced that they have jointly made an important step toward paper batteries. They have taken basic research based on pure cellulose from algae and developed it to work with the same type of fiber that BillerudKorsnas usually uses to manufacture packaging material. This development opens the way for both inexpensive and eco-friendly batteries.The long-term aim is to enable large-scale production and the future use of paper batteries for applications in areas such as smart packaging.

The development work is being carried out by one of Sweden's foremost research teams under Maria Stromme, collaborating with BillerudKorsnas, as a leading company in the development of sustainable packaging technology, in a completely new form.

In the long term, the paper battery opens up possibilities for developing packaging that is both smart and more sustainable. Small paper batteries with sensors can lead to packaging that can be traced through the entire transport chain. This includes, for example, packaging that measures temperature or position in real time and provides information on what is happening with an item during transport.

With electrodes based on cellulose from wood fiber, the ambition is that in the future, it will be possible to recycle batteries along with their boxes and make them into new boxes or paper batteries.

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Title Annotation:BEAUTY / BUZZ
Publication:Beauty Packaging
Date:Sep 1, 2018
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