Research progress of polyvinyl alcohol water-resistant film materials

Liu, Baodong, Zhang, Jianhua ORCID: 0000-0002-8674-0485 and Guo, Hongge (2022) Research progress of polyvinyl alcohol water-resistant film materials. Membranes, 12 (3). ISSN 2077-0375


Polyvinyl alcohol (PVA) is one of the few biodegradable synthetic resins from petroleumbased sources that can alleviate white pollution in the environment. PVA film materials have excellent properties, such as high barrier, high transparency, high toughness, biocompatibility, and adjustable water solubility. However, due to the presence of hydrophilic hydroxyl groups in the side chain of PVA resin, when PVA film is placed in a humid or water environment, swelling or even dissolution will occur, which greatly limits its application. Therefore, it is necessary to modify PVA resin to improve water resistance without reducing other properties and can also impart various functionalities to it, thereby widening the application range. This paper reviews the water-resistant modification methods of polyvinyl alcohol and the application of water-resistant films and provides an outlook on the development trend of PVA water-resistant films.

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article-number: 347
pubmedid: 35323822

Item type Article
DOI 10.3390/membranes12030347
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Subjects Current > FOR (2020) Classification > 4004 Chemical engineering
Current > Division/Research > Institute for Sustainable Industries and Liveable Cities
Keywords plastic film material, polyvinyl alcohol, PVA, biodegradable synthetic resin, water resistance
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