Know How – Nano-crystalline Cellulose as a Packaging Material


General Overview – Part 1
This planet has a sustainability issue & it has been generated by the extreme consumption of natural resources by the human being unknowingly effect of environmental hazards. Choices to the virgin materials that are being consumed so fast need to be developed and brought to market sooner rather than later. Improving materials that are both sustainable, and also it can be easily renewed as a resource, as well as easy to modify as their virgin counterparts are showing to be a challenge, however, asking scientists to transform of the base materials in an attempt to maintain performance.
An encouraging recent development is the understanding of scientists to separate cellulose from plant matter efficiently. Cellulose is typically present in the polymer and a building block in the cell walls of nearly all plants.
It is perfectly natural, biodegradable, can be used by itself or as an additive, and be synthesized into sugars to create fuel.

Cellulose polymer is very stable, having a strength similar to steel. However, this polymer material in its raw form is incredibly tiny. As these particles are under 100 nanometres in size, they were named Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC).

The ability to extract cellulose in larger than lab-scale operations is a huge breakthrough, but the difficulty lies in being able to take this material and efficiently, safely, scale it up to sustainable mass production without further outrage to the planet.



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