20. Review of Nanocellulosic Products and Their Applications

  1. Alain Dufresne1,
  2. Sabu Thomas2 and
  3. Laly A. Pothen3
  1. Joe Aspler,
  2. Jean Bouchard,
  3. Wadood Hamad,
  4. Richard Berry,
  5. Stephanie Beck,
  6. François Drolet and
  7. Xuejun Zou

Published Online: 19 JUL 2013

DOI: 10.1002/9781118609958.ch20

Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications

Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications

How to Cite

Aspler, J., Bouchard, J., Hamad, W., Berry, R., Beck, S., Drolet, F. and Zou, X. (2013) Review of Nanocellulosic Products and Their Applications, in Biopolymer Nanocomposites: Processing, Properties, and Applications (eds A. Dufresne, S. Thomas and L. A. Pothen), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118609958.ch20

Editor Information

  1. 1

    Grenoble Institute of Technology (Grenoble INP), The International School of Paper, Print Media, and Biomaterials (Pagora), Saint Martin d'Hères Cedex, France

  2. 2

    School of Chemical Sciences, Mahatma Gandhi University, Kottayam, Kerala, India

  3. 3

    Department of Chemistry, Bishop Moore College, Mavelikara, Kerala, India

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 19 JUL 2013
  2. Published Print: 23 SEP 2013

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781118218358

Online ISBN: 9781118609958

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Keywords:

  • microfibrillated cellulose (MFC);
  • nanocellulosic products;
  • nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC);
  • nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC)

Summary

This review compares and contrasts the range of micro‐ and nanocellulosic products in terms of the broad continuum of properties, their current and projected markets, the extent to which new products may compete with each other, the extent to which a new product may replace an existing product, and the extent to which new cellulosic derivatives will create new product lines. Production of micro‐ and nanocellulosic products begins with high purity cellulose fibers. These include cotton and high purity bleached kraft and sulfite pulps. The market value for a potential end‐use must always be considered. The challenge is to assess the potential for value creation and to develop business cases and markets. It is useful to compare nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) products with microfibrillated cellulose (MFC)/nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC) products.