Firms in the plastics and composites industry are constantly seeking tougher and lighter components. Structural and mechanical improvements are essential for opening doors to new applications and markets.
For instance, the auto sector is continuously aiming to reduce vehicle weights via alternative manufacturing materials. The reinforcing effect of CelluForce NCC® is able to transform and tune these materials to meet new application requirements. As an example, CNC has been shown to increase the toughness of epoxy resins used in composite applications by over 150%.
CelluForce NCC® can also be used with polylactic acids (PLA) to improve properties and make bioplastics that are of equal quality to petroleum based equivalents.