What is Nanocellulose?

Nanocellulose is a material formed from one of the most abundant resources on the planet, cellulose. Cellulose is found in all plant materials. It can be harvested from almost any of them and then processed down to its smallest form, nanocellulose.

The Wonder Material

Renewable | Strong | Transparent | Hydrating | Healing | Modifiable

Nanocellulose is derived from finely ground paper pulp. The pulp is subjected to an extensive homogenization process which extracts the nano sized fibers. These fibers can be extremely low cost, and nanocellulose has applications in most of today’s industries.

One Nanometer is one BILLIONTH of a meter

Cellulose nanofibers are 1000 times smaller than the width of a human hair. This means an enormous amount of surface area is available for use and modification.

How it’s Made

The process to turn trees into nanocellulose is fairly simple but requires specific steps.

Once nanocellulose crystals or fibers are extracted, they can be prepared for a myriad of applications- pressed into sheets suitable for art conservator use, for instance. Nanocellulose is a new contender when it comes to art restoration. In recent tests it has outperformed the traditionally used options on many fronts. Furthermore our nanocellulose sheets contain no lignin or hemicelluloses, which can contribute to acidity as paper ages.