Volume 92 Issue 23 | pp. 26-27
Issue Date: June 9, 2014

Transforming Nanocellulose

Regulatory uncertainties, lack of private investment hamper commercialization of products
Department: Government & Policy
News Channels: Nano SCENE, Materials SCENE
Keywords: nanomaterials, cellulose

Nanoscale cellulose particles are popping up in a dizzying number of applications. But despite their high commercial potential, investment in large-volume uses of the materials is low. Uncertainties related to the environmental, health, and safety aspects of the materials could also hinder commercialization of these products.

Cellulose nanomaterials have a lot going for them. These materials cost less to produce than other nanomaterials. They have a high strength-to-weight ratio and properties that make them promising . . .

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