Low Mw-lignin fractions together with vegetable oils as available oligomers for novel paper-coating applications as hydrophobic barrier
2008 (English)In: Industrial crops and products (Print), ISSN 0926-6690, Vol. 27, no 1, 98-103 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Lignin residues are available in large amounts as kraft lignin from chemical pulping processes. This lignin is mainly incinerated in recovery boilers. The recovery boilers are often the bottle-necks in the overall pulping process when pulp production increases are desired. Through cross-flow nano-filtration of the black liquor from kraft pulping, a low-molecular weight lignin fraction can be removed thus decreasing the organic load on the recovery boilers. The low-molecular weight lignin fraction furthermore exhibit different characteristics compared to other commercial kraft lignins and represents a new raw material source in novel applications.
The low-molecular weight lignin was used together with a vegetable oil to produce a new hydrophobic lignin derivative similar to suberin. The lignin and the lignin derivative was analysed with FT-IR, UV-vis and SEC. The ability of the product to make paper surfaces hydrophobic was also evaluated.
The results demonstrate the possibility to make a suberin-like lignin derivative that is potentially of interest in paper-coating applications due to its capability to interact well with wood fibres and make paper hydrophobic.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2008. Vol. 27, no 1, 98-103 p.
lignin; black liquor; nano-filtration; hydrophobization; linseed oil; suberin
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-9708DOI: 10.1016/j.indcrop.2007.08.006ISI: 000252909500016ScopusID: 2-s2.0-36448982818OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kth-9708DiVA: diva2:127104
QC 201006222008-12-012008-12-012010-06-29Bibliographically approved