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, click here.

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. 

We offer several types of cellulose nanomaterials for research:

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

To learn more about cellulose nanomaterials and for ordering, click here.