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API Launches Chemical-Free Pulping Enhanced with Nanocellulose (5/19/2016)

American Process Inc., Atlanta, Ga., USA, a biorefinery technology developer, this week announced its patent-pending GreenBox++™ technology that replaces chemical pulping for production of high-strength, lightweight paper-based packaging using a chemical-free, waterbased process powered by nanocellulose.

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UPM Cellulosic Biomaterial Used for Cancer Cell Research (5/20/2016)

The Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM) at the University of Helsinki, and UPM Biochemicals (Finland), has started a joint research project with the purpose of investigating the applicability of UPM’s new cellulose-based gel material for cancer research.

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API Europe Gets Funding for Conversion of Biomass to Sugars and Nanocellulose (9/14/2016)

API Europe announced this week it is one of 14 European companies participating in a demonstration project for the conversion of woody biomass to value-added chemicals and nanocellulose. The project has received funding of EUR 9.9 million from the Bio-Based Industries public private partnership, a program under EU Horizon 2020.

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More Pharmaceutical Preparations to Drive Nanocellulose Market (9/14/2016)

In a report today (Sept. 14, 2016) by openPR (Hannover, Germany) promoting recent market research was an excerpt of information specifically related to the new nanocellulose-pharmaceutical relationship that has recently developed. It is expected to become more widespread in medical preparations of new drugs. This will provide a continued significant boost to the nanocellulose market through at least the near future.

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Iranian Scientists Produce Nano Antibacterial Packaging Paper (9/02/2016)

According to a report by the MEHR News Agency (Tehran, Iran), researchers from the University of Tehran have applied silver nanoparticles and nanocellulose at laboratorial scale to produce papers with antibacterial properties specific to food packaging.

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Purdue Researchers Find New Use for Cellulose

The production process preserves the strength and biodegradability of cellulose while rendering it transparent and flexible. Cellulose infused with zinc chloride has calcium ions added to cause the cellulose chains to become tiny fibers known as nanofibrils, greatly increasing the material’s tensile strength.

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Vacuum Dewatering: A Successful Method for Nanocellulose Tests (11/06/2017)

Laboratory drainage tests become difficult for suspensions containing a large proportion of fines or nanocellulose due to the small sizes of these elements. Ten years ago, scientific studies proved that vacuum dewatering is the best method in these cases. 

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Pöyry, Betulium Sign Bio-Based Business Cooperation Agreement (8/31/2017)

Finland-based Pöyry and Betulium have signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) for co-operation that will enable both companies to serve their clients better in bio-based businesses.

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Scientists Create Touch-Powered Paper Platform for Microfluidic POC Diagnostics (8/30/2017)

According to an article published Aug. 23, 2017, in Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News, scientists at Purdue University have developed a self-contained point-of-care diagnostic device that is made completely from paper, is powered by the user’s touch, and provides easy-to-read color-coded results.

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Young Canadian Researcher Chosen to vie for Global Innovation Award (12/01/2016)

The Forest Products Association of Canada (FPAC), Ottawa, Ont., Canada, this week announced that a PHD graduate from McGill University, Goeun Sim, has been chosen as the Canadian finalist for the global Blue Sky Young Researchers Innovation Award, based on her environmentally leading proposal to advance innovation in the forest products sector. 

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Frost & Sullivan Names DuPont Industrial Biosciences European Company of Year (6/20/2017)

Award recognizes DuPont's success in offering the industry's most innovative bio-based materials, design, and management. 

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Pöyry, Betulium Sign Bio-Based Business Cooperation Agreement (6/23/2017)

Agreement will unlock full value chain benefits for clients in bio-based businesses, especially in the field of nanocellulose for composites, plastics, and similar materials as well as for wood-based nanocellulose and material testing in both the forest and chemical industries.

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Fuji Pigment Establishes Manufacturing Process for CNF Composite Material (6/13/2017)

Fuji Pigment Co., Japan, has established a process for manufacturing Cellulose Nanofiber in water and organic solvent (e.g., alcohol, glycol ether, pyrrolidone-based solvent etc.). 

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Microcrystalline Cellulose Market Forecast to Surpass $1 Billion by 2024 (8/12/2016)

According to a new report by Global Market Insights (Ocean View, Del., USA) microcrystalline cellulose (MCC) market size was more than $630 million in 2015 and is forecast to surpass $1 billion by 2024, growing at more than 7% CAGR from 2016 to 2024.

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Iranian Scientists Use Clay Nanoparticles to Produce Stronger Paper (8/11/2016)

According to a report this week by the MEHR News Agency (Tehran, Iran), Iranian researchers have successfully added clay nanoparticles to paper production process to increase the mechanical strength of paper.

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Eggs in Silver Nano-Coated Paper Trays Stay Fresh Longer (8/09/2016)

According to a report this past week by I4UNews (Lewes, De., USA), paper trays coated with a "concoction" of silver nanoparticles created by Indian researchers can extend the shelf life of eggs by up to two weeks, a scientist said late this past month.

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CelluForce, Fibria Sign Partnership Agreement for Sell/Manufacture of Cellulose Nanocrystals (11/30/2016)

Buoyed by growing interest and technological advances in its innovative product called CelluForce NCC™, a form of high quality cellulose nanocrystals (CNC), CelluForce, Montreal, Que., Canada, has signed a multifaceted strategic partnership with Fibria, a Brazilian forestry company and the world's leading eucalyptus pulp producer.

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Nippon Paper Continues Head Start in Cellulose Nanofiber Production (8/30/2016)

According to a report this week by Nikkei Asian Review (Tokyo, Japan), Nippon Paper (Tokyo, Japan) is continuing to build a production facility for cellulose nanofiber, with an eye toward tapping demand for use as an additive in food and cosmetics.

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VTT Develops Stand-up Pouches from Renewable Raw Materials, Nanocellulose (3/16/2017)

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed lightweight 100% bio-based stand-up pouches with high technical performance. High performance in both oxygen, grease, and mineral oil barrier properties has been reached by using different biobased coatings on paper substrate. The pouches exploit VTT’s patent pending high consistency enzymatic fibrillation of cellulose (HefCel) technology. 

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