MFC Microfibrillated cellulose
Microfibrillated cellulose can be utilised in fibre-based materials, water based dispersions and solutions, and other applications such as composites, concrete and hydrogels.
In fibre-based materials, MFC is ideal as a strength enhancer. In these applications, MFC has the potential to enable a more high-performing material, a lower weight material, less usage of non-renewable chemicals and improved product processes.
In water based dispersions and solutions, MFC is an ideal rheology modifier and stabiliser for applications that require thickening, reinforcement and durability. Microfibrillated cellulose by Stora Enso is a renewable and biodegradable material, a modified wood pulp taken from wood grown in sustainably managed forests.
MFC is based on cellulose fibres: each main fibre is fibrillated – split millions of times into a 3D network of long, thin fibres called fibrils – resulting in a new material with special properties, such as an enormous surface area.
1. Viable alternative to plastics helping to reduce carbon footprint
2. Natural strength enhancer and rheology modifier
3. 100% biodegradable and non-toxic material, sourced from a renewable resource
4. High surface area with high water retention capacity; recovers from high shear quickly
5. Stable in a wide range of pH, temperatures and salts.
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