Cellulose Nanomaterials for Research

The UMaine Process Development Center supplies cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) and cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) to academic, public, and private research groups interested in evaluating and developing applications for these materials.  Cellulose nanomaterial varies on the amount (from 0.25 pounds to metric tons) and solids content (dry, 15%, 3%).

We offer several types of cellulose nanomaterials:

  • CNF – cellulose nanofibers
  • CNC – cellulose nanocrystals
  • TOCN – Tempo-oxidized cellulose nanofibers

Learn more about cellulose nanomaterials, including how to order services from the Process Development Center.

Nanocellulose Projects at UMaine

The Process Development Center is the only facility in the United States that can manufacture cellulose nanofibers (CNF) at a rate of one ton per day.  

UMaine Projects With this capacity, the PDC has been utilizing CNF in various projects throughout the University. To learn more about nanocellulose, and what innovations the University of Maine is pursuing with this technology, visit the Nanocellulose Valley website