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Table 2 WVTR of nanocellulose compared to commercially available petroleum based materials and other polymers

From: High performance green barriers based on nanocellulose

Material Water vapor transmission rate (WVTR) (g/m2 day) Average thickness of the film (μm) References, conditions
CNF 234 42 [5], 50% RH
CNF (acetylated for 0.5 h) 167 46 [5], 50% RH
PVdC 3.07 12.7 [50], 100% RH
Polyethylene (PE) 16.8 18.3 [50], 100% RH
Plasticized polyvinyl chloride (PVC) 118.56 12.7 [50], 100% RH