Project: Wood based chemicals, in particular chemical modified hemicellulose, used as functional additives to enhance the material properties of cellulose esters

Cellulose esters were among the first developed plastics. With increasing awareness about the benefits of bio-based feedstock and regional added value these materials come in the market focus again. Present disadvantages are the need of plasticizers, the low bio-based content and the high melting point. the main goal of the HEMICELL project is the use of wood-based chemicals, in particular chemically modified hemicellulose, as functional additives to enhance the material properties of cellulose esters, for example impact strength, processibility, or flame retardancy. The use of modified hemicelluloses as additives will open new markets for the co-products of paper mills and contribute to the transformation of paper mills into biorefineries.

Acronym HEMICELL (Reference Number: n/a)
Duration 01/03/2014 - 30/06/2017
Project Topic Wood fibre-based materials and processing
Project Results
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N/A (project still running)
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety, and Energy Technology UMSICHT Coordinator Germany
2 Innventia AB Partner Sweden
3 Nova-Institut GmbH Partner Germany
4 Södra Partner Sweden
5 FKuR Kunststoff GmbH Partner Germany
6 ARMINES/Mines Paristech Partner France
7 OrganoClick AB Partner Sweden