Tag: nanocellulose

Brazil’s GranBio Acquires USA’s American Process

Brazil’s GranBio Acquires USA’s American Process

March 17, 2019 |

Acquisitions are often big news but the latest announcement of Brazil-based GranBio’s acquisition of Georgia-based American Process Inc. is particularly fascinating. The acquisition of American Process Inc’s technologies, intellectual property portfolio and physical assets strengthens GranBio’s market position in the deployment of highly competitive industrial processes for conversion of biomass to renewable fuels, chemicals, and […]

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Nanocellulose for tires: something new in performance and sustainability

Nanocellulose for tires: something new in performance and sustainability

March 7, 2017 |

In Georgia, American Process and Birla Carbon have signed a Joint Development Agreement to further explore the technical and business potential of combining carbon black and nanocellulose to improve the performance and sustainability profile of tires. The Carbon black backstory Carbon black is a solid paracrystilline carbon leftover (generally from oil refining) which has , […]

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Big Buckaroos in Tiny Town: the gold rush ahead in nanocellulose

Big Buckaroos in Tiny Town: the gold rush ahead in nanocellulose

June 2, 2016 |

If you are among the millions who have seen Captain America: Civil War, you’ll note that Ant Man is displaying the ability to shrink beyond belief, yet grew into a 100-foot tall Giant-Man for the airport battle. It’s that way for nanocellulose, too — a material made from the largest organisms imaginable — our friends, […]

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Miniature but mighty: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to nanocellulose

Miniature but mighty: The Digest’s 2016 Multi-Slide Guide to nanocellulose

June 2, 2016 |

Last year, we reported that  Research & Markets projected the “Nanocellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocomposites, and others) to reach $250 Million by 2019, signifying annualized CAGR of 19% between 2014 and 2019. Heft growth indeed, and a survey of the patent apps shows sharp activity levels that confirm that many see the promise. What […]

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Explosive growth: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Nanocellulose and its applications

Explosive growth: The Digest’s 2016 8-Slide Guide to Nanocellulose and its applications

March 22, 2016 |

Last year, we reported that  Research & Markets projected the “Nanocellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocomposites, and others) to reach $250 Million by 2019, signifying annualized CAGR of 19% between 2014 and 2019. Heft growth indeed, and a survey of the patent apps shows sharp activity levels that confirm that many see the promise. What […]

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American Process nabs foundational nanocellulose patent: is the wonder-material finally, affordably here?

American Process nabs foundational nanocellulose patent: is the wonder-material finally, affordably here?

November 24, 2015 |

From Georgia, we received the news that U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has granted a 25th patent to American Process — this one is a doozy. It covers API’s process for producing a nanocellulose material, as well as many downstream applications using the nanocellulose. The process includes fractionating a biomass feedstock with an acid, a solvent […]

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Nanocellulose market seen reaching $250 million by 2019

Nanocellulose market seen reaching $250 million by 2019

June 3, 2015 |

In Texas, the report “Nanocellulose Market by Type (Cellulose nanocrystals, Cellulose nanofibrils, cellulose nanocomposites, and others), Application (Composites and Packaging, Paper and Paper Board, Biomedicine, Rheology Modifier, Flexible Electronics and Sensors, and Others), and Geography – Regional Trends & Forecast to 2019″ published by MarketsandMarkets, Nanocellulose Market is projected to register a market size in […]

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The Materials Superhighway

The Materials Superhighway

May 18, 2015 |

New physical materials — stronger than steel, stiffer than Kevlar, lightweight, conductive, non-toxic, and highly absorbent.  New liquid fuels and chemicals — strong on performance, price, and emissions. New edible materials — lighter in unhealthy fats, and delivering more targeted nutritional benefit with fewer side effects from obesity to diabetes. A revolution in physical materials is occurring […]

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The strange world of super-strong, super-light nanocellulose

The strange world of super-strong, super-light nanocellulose

October 29, 2014 |

Flexible electric circuits and solar panels? Advanced biofuels? New concretes and steel-like materials? New medical implants and sutures? Drug delivery vehicles? Cosmetics? Lightweight armor? That’s just a sample of the potential apps for nanocellulose and Borregaard is now investing in a 1000 tonne project in Sarpsborg, Norway. We investigate. The news filtered out of Norway […]

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Research and Markets: The Global Market for Nanocellulose to 2017 – updated 2013 report

Research and Markets: The Global Market for Nanocellulose to 2017 – updated 2013 report

May 6, 2013 |

In Ireland, Research and Markets has added “The Global Market for Nanocellulose to 2017” report to their offerings. Their release states that cellulose has only recently gained prominence as a nanostructured material, in the form of nanocrystalline cellulose, micro/nanofibrillar cellulose and bacterial cellulose. Applications in polymer reinforcement and anti-microbial films will be hitting the market […]

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