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Short Cellulose Nanofibrils Reinforce Aligned Polyvinyl Alcohol Fibers
Snapshot: Cellulose nanomaterials have recently gained much attention for their potential use for reinforcing polymers and for use in functional materials. Forest Service researchers developed procedures for creating short cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs) that are similar in shape and morphology to cellulose nanocrystals without the use of strong acid hydrolysis. They found that these CNFs provide reinforcement to oriented or drawn polyvinyl alcohol fibers.
Short cellulose nanofibrils isolated from wood. DSimaging, LLC