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Scale-up of cellulose nano material production
Snapshot: There is considerable research internationally on cellulose nano-materials as reinforcement fibers for high strength composites. A persistent problem has been unavailability of cellulose nano-crystals (CNC) and nano-fibrillated cellulose (NFC), the raw material needed for this research. FPL collaborators at NIST, DOD, and Purdue University were all challenged in obtaining material as the scale of need increased. Scientists at FPL have begun producing CNC and NFC to support these projects.