Hybrid paper sheets were prepared by applying a thin coating layer of cross-linked polydimethylsiloxane (PDMS) and inorganic particles onto Whatman Grade 1 filter paper substrates. Several coatings with different inorganic particle contents and types were applied onto the paper substrates to investigate the effect of the variation in the coating formulation on the (i) wetting, (ii) water barrier properties, (iii) air barrier properties, (iv) surface roughness, and (v) mechanical properties of the samples. It was revealed that the superhydrophobic hybrid paper sheets with significantly low air permeability and high water barrier properties could be prepared which is an indication that the method proposed can be used for the preparation of packaging materials.
barrier properties, Cobb value, hybrid paper sheets, packaging, roughness, superhydrophobic coatings, tensile index, wetting
"Hybrid paper sheets with improved barrier properties,"
Turkish Journal of Chemistry: Vol. 45:
4, Article 16.
Available at: https://journals.tubitak.gov.tr/chem/vol45/iss4/16