Celluforce building momentum towards commercial production of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC)
Celluforce, a clean technology company, is seeing growing interest in its innovative green chemistry product called cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) and has recorded, over the first half of 2016, the largest CNC shipment volumes since the company’s inception.
“Over the past year, we have been actively developing several industry-specific applications featuring CelluForce NCCTM, a form of cellulose nanocrystals which is produced in our Windsor plant. Three of these applications have now reached a high level of technical and commercial maturity and have been proven to provide cost benefits and sustained performance in the oil & gas, electronics and plastics segments,” said Sebastien Corbeil, President and CEO of CelluForce. “Our product development teams are extremely pleased to see CelluForce NCCTM now being used in full scale trials for final customer acceptance tests”.
About the commercial production of cellulose nanocrystals (CNC)
With the current shipment volumes forecast, the company expects to deplete its CelluForce NCCTM inventory by mid-2017. The inventory depletion will pave the way for the company to start commercial production of CNC at its Windsor plant next year.
CelluForce has built a strong network of researchers with academic and industrial partners and continues to invest time and resources to develop, refine and expand applications for CNC in key priority industrial markets. Beyond oil & gas, electronics and plastics, some of these markets are adhesives, cement, paints and coatings, as well as personal and healthcare.