Georgia Institute of Technology: Material formed from crab shells and trees could replace flexible plastic packaging.

24. September 2018 | Material, Plastics | via Science X

The new material, which is described July 23 in the journal ACS Sustainable Chemistry and Engineering, is made by spraying multiple layers of chitin from crab shells and cellulose from trees to form a flexible film similar to plastic packaging film.

Researchers at Georgia Institute of Technology have created a material derived from crab shells and tree fibers that has the potential to replace the flexible plastic packaging used to keep food fresh. Credit: Brice Zimmerman, Georgia Tech