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of Cellulose Nanocrystals

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Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) is a new advanced biomaterial produced from wood. Made of infinitely small cellulose crystals derived from trees, CNC is produced as a spray-dried powder or as a liquid suspension and can be used to improve product performance in several industrial sectors. CelluForce commercializes a family of CNC products under the brand name CelluForce NCC®.

CelluForce’s team can help you integrate CelluForce NCC® into existing and new formulations.

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Different applications of CelluForce NCC®

Because it enables rheology modification and increases fluid stability, CelluForce’s NCC™ is suitable for a variety of cementitious applications and is beneficial in improving properties including flexural strength and homogeneity.

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In addition to producing iridescent effects in certain applications, CelluForce NCC™ is intended to be a durable material that greatly improves the properties of paints and coatings, including abrasion resistance and drying time.

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Lorsqu’elle est utilisée conjointement avec des matériaux traditionnels entrant dans la production de papier, la NCCMC de CelluForce vient améliorer le circuit d’eau blanche des machines à papier et la qualité du produit.

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Other examples

CelluForce NCC® is a material with multiple functions

Blocks

Particle size and aspect ratio reduce the permeability of films and materials.

Emulsifies

Charges on the crystals allow the formation of Pickering emulsions to stabilize colloidal suspensions.

Lubricates

Alignment of crystals reduces the coefficient of friction and surface wear.

Suspends

Liquid crystal structure allows the stable suspension of particles.

Strengthens

High particle crystallinity imparts strength and hardness.

Thickens

Crystal aspect ratio and surface charges create unique viscosity and shear thinning properties.

Can be functionalized

CelluForce NCC® can be tuned to perform other functions through hydroxyl and sulfate groups.

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