Properties And Applications

Properties

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Properties of BioPlus® fibrils and crystals include:

  • High strength, similar to Kevlar® and carbon fiber
  • Light weight
  • High temperature stability
  • Hydrophilic and hydrophobic varieties available
  • High aspect ratio for composite reinforcement·
  • Forms stable foams, aerogels, and transparent films
  • Low cost, equivalent to conventional polymers
  • Shear thinning
  • More carbon neutral than conventional petroleum-based materials
  • Made from biomass
  • Sustainable
  • Renewable
  • Biodegradable
  • Compostable

Applications

BioPlus fibrils and crystals are versatile materials with a vast array of potential commercial applications across numerous industries including:

  • Polymer Reinforcement and Lightweighting
  • Paints and Coatings
  • Composites
  • Packaging
  • Films and barriers
  • Pharmaceuticals and Excipients
  • Textiles
  • Cement
  • Oil and gas
  • Nonwovens
  • Adhesives
  • Paper and paperboard
  • Apparel
  • Construction
  • Cosmetics and personal care
  • Hygiene and absorbents
  • Sporting goods and toys

Each BioPlus product offers unique advantages for different applications in terms of reinforcement, transparency, rheology, barrier properties, hydrophobicity, etc. Our technical experts can recommend the best product for your application. If you would like to speak with a member of our BioPlus nanocellulose team please use our Contact page.