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Purdue Researchers Find New Use for Cellulose

The production process preserves the strength and biodegradability of cellulose while rendering it transparent and flexible. Cellulose infused with zinc chloride has calcium ions added to cause the cellulose chains to become tiny fibers known as nanofibrils, greatly increasing the material’s tensile strength.

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Pöyry, Betulium Sign Bio-Based Business Cooperation Agreement (8/31/2017)

Finland-based Pöyry and Betulium have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for co-operation that will enable both companies to serve their clients better in bio-based businesses.

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Vacuum Dewatering: A Successful Method for Nanocellulose Tests (11/06/2017)

Laboratory drainage tests become difficult for suspensions containing a large proportion of fines or nanocellulose due to the small sizes of these elements. Ten years ago, scientific studies proved that vacuum dewatering is the best method in these cases. 

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Kadant Solutions Introduces Ultimate Blade Line (7/19/2017)

High-performance doctoring blades incorporate nanotechnology-enhanced resins.

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Frost & Sullivan Names DuPont Industrial Biosciences European Company of Year (6/20/2017)

Award recognizes DuPont's success in offering the industry's most innovative bio-based materials, design, and management. 

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Pöyry, Betulium Sign Bio-Based Business Cooperation Agreement (6/23/2017)

Agreement will unlock full value chain benefits for clients in bio-based businesses, especially in the field of nanocellulose for composites, plastics, and similar materials as well as for wood-based nanocellulose and material testing in both the forest and chemical industries.

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Scientists Create Touch-Powered Paper Platform for Microfluidic POC Diagnostics (8/30/2017)

According to an article published Aug. 23, 2017, in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, scientists at Purdue University have developed a self-contained point-of-care diagnostic device that is made completely from paper, is powered by the user’s touch, and provides easy-to-read color-coded results.

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Fuji Pigment Establishes Manufacturing Process for CNF Composite Material (6/13/2017)

Fuji Pigment Co., Japan, has established a process for manufacturing Cellulose Nanofiber in water and organic solvent (e.g., alcohol, glycol ether, pyrrolidone-based solvent etc.). 

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Bacterial Nanocellulose Can Be Strength Enhancer in Board, Textiles, Bioplastics (5/01/2018)

Different types of nanocellulose can give new and improved characteristics to a number of different materials.

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Klabin Acquires Interest in Israeli Startup Melodea (2/12/2018)

Melodea is a pioneer in the technology for extracting cellulose nanocrystalline (CNC), a 100% biobased and renewable product.

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