Built in 2011, in Windsor, Quebec, Canada, CelluForce’s manufacturing facility is the first of its kind in the world. The plant has a production capacity of 300 tonnes of Cellulose NanoCrystals (CNC) per year.
The process begins with wood pulp as a raw material. The pulp undergoes a reaction process that removes the amorphous components, leaving high purity cellulose crystals intact. These crystals are then separated, cleaned and dried to form a powder material for shipment. CelluForce recycles the chemicals used in the production process, and converts sugars into energy, for reuse in the system.
Our patented technology allows the final spray-dried product to be easily dispersed at the end user location, leading to significant savings in the cost of storage and transportation. Depending on the application requirements, various product grades are available.
Safety of supply
CelluForce works with its customers to ensure that a continuous supply of CelluForce NCC® is maintained.
The CelluForce plant uses state of the art equipment and has rigid internal procedures to ensure CNC is of the highest purity and of consistent quality to meet the customer demands. CNC can be used in high end applications such as electronics. CelluForce is also a participant in the international standardization efforts being conducted by the ISO/TC 6/TG 1 Cellulosic Nanomaterials task group.