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Produced by processing wood-fiber down to the smallest fiber component, nanocellulose was developed during the 1980s, but was not successfully commercialized because of the energy intensive production process involved. Our patented process is a continuous system for nanocellulose production and does not require significant energy inputs. What's more, the chemicals used in the process can be recycled easily and reused without generating large amounts of effluent.

 

Our company is also dedicated to develop various Nanocellulose products, including CNC (cellulose nanocrystal), CNF (cellulose nanofibril), and BC (bacterial cellulose). We aim to provide the most diversified nanocellulose products in the market and also customized nanocellulose derivatives catering the need of end-user applications. We aim to become one of the top suppliers of cellulose nanomaterials in the world, providing nanocellulose materials to researchers and application developers at hundreds of businesses, laboratories and educational institutions across the globe.

What is Nanocellulose?

 

Cellulose is the main component of plant stems, leaves and roots. Traditionally, its main commercial use is in producing paper and textiles. Nanocellulose opens up opportunities for advanced, planet-friendly solutions in place of environmentally harmful products. It currently exists in three forms:

  • Cellulose Micro Fibrils (CMF)

  • Cellulose Nano Fibrils (CNF)

  • Cellulose Nano Crystals (CNC)

All processes involve the separation of CMF, CNF and CNC from the woodfibre.

Our Focus

 

We have built a pilot-scale plant for CNF/CNC/CMF production, designed for continuous production of CNC, which will also be capable of producing CMF or CNFs. Feedstock to the plant will be sourced from sustainable and certified sources as well as we excel in converting the waste agricultural residues or paper-based products into such value-added products through a innovative patented technology.

Applications

 

We have built a pilot-scale plant for CNF/CNC/CMF production, designed for continuous production of CNC, which will also be capable of producing CMF or CNFs. Feedstock to the plant will be sourced from sustainable and certified sources as well as we excel in converting the waste agricultural residues or paper-based products into such value-added products through a innovative patented technology.

Biomedical

Biocompatibility, hydrophilic nature, chemical and structural  nature and biodegradability, of nanocellulose makes it suitable of various biomedical application. It can be utilized in artificial blood vessels, skin therapy, cartilage meniscus implants, tissue engineering, bone tissue implants, neural implants, wound care products, artificial cornea, dental implants and drug delivery.

Packaging

 

Nanocellulose can work as a coating agent to provide packaging films superior oxygen and moisture barrier properties to prevent their entry in food packages, which prevents spoiling. Similarly, high oxygen and moisture barrier  polymer nanocomposite packaging films can be developed by nanocellulose. Modified nanocellulose is used in smart packaging to detect the change in pH and act as antimicrobial and antioxidant agent.

Cosmetics

 

Nanocellulose have thickening and stabilizing properties which serves its purpose well in sunscreen sprays as it gives the "non-dripping" effect. It also acts as a composite coating in products tailored for make-ups and it is convenient for hair care products, improving the wet compatibility of hairs.

Food

 

Nanocellulose is used as thickener, flavor carrier and suspension stabilizer. For bakery products it makes an ideal coating to prevent the moisture absorption and barrier to oxygen improves the life time of these products. Coating on fruits also improves their self-life.

Flexible Screens

 

Nanocellulose is bendable, transparent, light and strong material therefore it can easily take place of the plastic or glass. In the future, nanocellulose will be one of the best material for bendable screen studies.

Absorbent Aerogels

 

When the nanocellulose are mixed with the aerogel foam, incredibly porous and adsorbent material can be obtained that could make strong and light wound-dressing and tampons. 

Flexible Batteries

 

Generally, separator parts inside batteries made up from thick and stiff material which cannot be used for bendable applications. Instead of these materials, flexible and thin nanocellulose combined with graphene material, flexible battery as the one of the big dream in electrical industry can be produced. 

Body Armor Applications

 

Crystal structure of nanocellulose is consisting from packed array of needle-like crystals. These crystal structures are incredibly tough and their strength value is nearly eight times higher than stainless steel. Therefore, nanocellulose can be perfect building material for the future body armor studies. 

Biofuel

 

Cellulose can be converted to methanol and ethanol bio-fuels by different bio-processes. Similarly, during the production of nanocellulose by algae, it is possible to obtain biofuel at the same time by changing the DNA of the helpful bugs. Result of these process actually will not produce real nanocellulose material, but it will bring into useful byproduct.  

Fuel Efficient Vehicle Design

 

Nanocellulose can be produced by quite cheap materials in large scale and it is light material compare to metals with similar strength. Therefore, nanocellulose reinforced  light weight  compsites can be used in design of vehicle interior parts, reducing the overall weight of the vehicle and reducing the fuel consumption.

Filters

 

Nanocellulose can be used to filter and purify many types of liquids such as purifying saltwater to be drinkable, trapping dangerous chemicals in cigarette and filtering out blood cell during transfusion.