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Yang, J., Huang, L., Ni, Y., Chen, L., and Miao, Q. (2021). "Nano-SiO2 Used with cationic polymer to improve the strength of sack paper," BioResources 16(2), 3348-3359.


As a green and sustainable packaging material, industrial sack paper has gained increased attention in recent years due to the public’s heightened environmental awareness. Practical applications for industrial packaging sack paper demands that the paper possess high physical strength properties. In this study, silicon dioxide (SiO2) nanoparticles in conjunction with poly(diallyldimethylammonium chloride) (PDADMAC) were applied to improve the physical strength of sack paper. The results showed that the physical strength properties of the sack paper increased with the addition of the SiO2 nanoparticles and PDADMAC, while the air permeability of the paper also remained high. Attenuated total reflection Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (ATR-FTIR), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) were used to characterize the sack paper with the SiO2 nanoparticle filler.

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