Nowadays, ecological concern has resulted in a renewed interest in materials derived from renewable resources, like natural fibres. Although the demand for natural fibers is growing worldwide and its price is increasing, annual plants such as jute, sisal, kenaf, flax or hemp require further development to provide novel products with improved properties.
Packaging industry has a huge interest in reducing packaging materials and associated wastes, biodegradable materials have been evaluated for this application. However, the use of biodegradable films for food packaging has been strongly limited because of the poor barrier properties and weak mechanical properties shown by natural polymers.
A possible strategy to increase its properties is the development of fibre based biocomposites. Meet the FLHEA solution in this website and all its advances.