Introducing BioPlus® Nanocellulose Fibrils and Crystals
How do trees stand tall and strong for up to 5,000 years? How are timber frame buildings still standing after 1,300 years? You must look very closely, beyond the microscope, to discover nature’s secret to this incredible strength. The answer lies in the tiny cellulose structural building blocks of trees and plants. These submicroscopic particles, known as nanocellulose, provide mechanical stiffness and high strength while being exceptionally lightweight.
What if this strong, lightweight material that literally “grows on trees” could be used to make cars and planes lighter and more fuel efficient and building materials and cements stronger so that less materials could be used overall? Today, it can.
Nanocellulose has proven to be a versatile material with a vast array of potential commercial applications including composites and foams for automotive, aerospace, and building construction, viscosity modifiers for cosmetics and oil drilling fluids, and high performance fillers for paper, packaging, paints, plastics, and cement.
Drawing on our extensive expertise in biorefinery processing and chemistry, American Process has developed a proprietary, low-cost process to separate nanocellulose from biomass.
Our BioPlus products compete on price and performance with their petroleum-based counterparts while offering greater environmental and sustainability advantages.