ArboraNano has given together researchers from extremely different industries to research and develop products that will be based on a plant-derived nanomaterial - NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC).
Nanotechnology and forest-sector expertise united in the creation of ArboraNano, the Canadian Forest NanoProducts Network. This R&D network was loyal to making a new Canadian bio-economy founded on innovative, highly-engineered, nanotechnology-based, carbon-neutral products created from Canada's huge forest resource.
ArboraNano originated alliances between the forest-sector manufacturing industry and the aerospace, automotive, medical, chemical, composites, and coatings industries. ArboraNano made opportunities for the forest sector and its partners to become suppliers of nanoproducts and nanomaterials through the conversion of wood and wood fibre into unique, significant and superior products.
Their main aim is nanoparticle called NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC) in a wide range of advanced materials and products manufactured by the partner industries. NCC were applied in the development of a new generation of value-added building products and novel paper and board grades with new functionalities.
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