What is Nanocellulose?
Nanocellulose is a material formed from one of the most abundant resources on the planet, cellulose. Cellulose is found in all plant materials and can be harvested from almost any of them and the processed down to its smallest form, nanocellulose.
The Wonder Material
Renewable | Strong | Transparent | Hydrating | Healing | Modifiable
Cellulose Nano Fibers
Nanocellulose has several different varieties. The most common being nanofibrillated cellulose. This finely ground pulp is directly derived from paper pulp and then processed through an extensive homogenization process to create nano sized fibers. These fibers can be extremely low cost and have applications in most of today's industries.
Cellulose Nano Crystals
Nanocrystalline cellulose is even smaller in size. These uniform structures have extremely unique properties that can be highly desirable for certain applications. These more uniform particles are shown to have even higher strength properties than their fibril counterparts. When put together, these two make a powerful product.
One Nanometer is one BILLIONTH of a meter
Cellulose nanofibers are 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. This means an insane amount of surface area is available for use and modification.
How it's Made
From trees to nanocellulose, its a fairly simple process, but requires specific steps.