Development of biodegradable and antibacterial packaging paper using a bilayer film based on nanocellulose from Bolaina (Guazuma crinita) forest residues with the incorporation of copper nanoparticles for the food industry

Project: Research

Project Details

Project summary

This project focuses on the production of a new packaging material, which will be manufactured using the Bolaina waste, which will be used to obtain nanocellulose. This material, due to its physical properties, allows it to give resistance and hardness to other materials, making it ideal for obtaining paper or films. The packaging paper that is proposed as a substitute for the food packaging that is currently used, which is based on non-recyclable or biodegradable polymers such as technopor or polyethylene, will be made from the nanocellulose of bolaina forest residues, which They will replace the virgin pulp that is used to produce the paper and nanocellulose will also be used to obtain the bilayer film that will accompany the packaging paper so that it is resistant to humidity. An important ingredient is the addition of copper nanoparticles (CUO) that will be added to the film
bilayer to eliminate bacteria that may form when in contact with food. This will help prevent food from spoiling when packaged.
Effective start/end date11/01/2114/10/22

Collaborative partners

  • Lima University (lead)
  • Auburn University
  • Universidad Nacional Agraria La Molina


  • FONDECYT: PEN704,701.02
  • Universidad de Lima: PEN20,000.00

UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This project contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 9 - Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure
  • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
  • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
  • SDG 13 - Climate Action

Research areas and lines

  • Food safety
  • Biodiversity products

Kind of research

  • Applied


Explore the research topics touched on by this project. These labels are generated based on the underlying awards/grants. Together they form a unique fingerprint.