High strength, low weight wood pulp CNCs



Wood pulp extract stronger than carbon fiber or Kevlar – Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) made from wood pulp are not only strong, they’re far less costly to make than either Kevlar or carbon fiber.

These qualities have attracted the interest of the military for use in lightweight armor and ballistic glass (CNCs are transparent), as well as companies in the automotive, aerospace, electronics, consumer products, and medical industries. … The only reinforcing material that is stronger than cellulose nanocrystals is a carbon nanotube, which costs about 100 times as much.


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