Nanotechnology research is front-and-center these days at the Forest Products Laboratory, and for good reason. The many potential uses for nanocellulose open up a world of possibilities not only for the forest products industry, but also for a wide range of manufacturing industries whose products can be improved by incorporating this renewable resource.
Yet for all the promise it offers, nanotechnology can be a tricky science to wrap one’s head around. This short video from TAPPI offers a simple explanation of what nanocellulose is, ways it can be used, and how it can make a difference in everyday life.
Take a peek. You just might rethink trees altogether.