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High Performance nano-Cellulose Composites
Snapshot: Cellulose nano-crystals (CNC) and cellulose nano-fibrils (CNF) provide strength properties equivalent to Kevlar and can be used in optically clear applications like composite windshields. The Forest Products Laboratory is supporting a project at the Army Research Laboratory in Aberdeen, MD to produce and evaluate primarily clear composites as reinforced glass.
TEM micrograph of electrospun polymethyl methacrylate fibers containing 17 weight percent cellulose nano-crystals/Alan Rudie, Forest Service