Project: Processes for nanocellulose composite manufacturing

In ProNanoCell are three different methods are investigated to produce a polymer composite reinforced with cellulose nanofibrils (CNF). Also a blend of pulp fibre, CNF and polymer has been investigated. The first method is built on extrusion to produce injection moulding material. the method follows in principle the work done at Kyoto University. In the second process the material is produced in the form of composite sheets, which consists of pulp fibres, CNF and polymer. this procedure is called the Wet web comingling process followed by extrusion. the third method is built on a drying process followed by extrusion and results in material for injection moulding and other techniques. this technique is called the DEVO process (Devolatilization). the main target has been to increase the flexural modulus by 50%.

Acronym PRONANOCELL (Reference Number: n/a)
Duration 01/01/2014 - 27/04/2017
Project Topic Wood fibre-based materials and processing
Project Results
(after finalisation)
N/A (project still running)
Network WoodWisdom-Net+
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Innventia AB Coordinator Sweden
2 Elastopoli Oy Partner Finland
3 Fraunhofer ICT Partner Germany
4 Ljungby Komposit AB Partner Sweden
5 Volvo Cars AB Partner Sweden
6 Stora Enso AB Partner Sweden
7 All-Plast Oy Partner Finland
8 A. Schulman GmbH Partner Germany