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    Author(s): Yan Qing; Ronald SaboZhiyong Cai; Yiqiang Wu
    Date: 2013
    Source: In Proceedings of Advancements in Fiber-Polymer Composites: Wood Fiber, Natural Fibers, and Nanocellulose, May 6-7, 2013, Milwaukee, WI; 2013; 3 p.
    Publication Series: Full Proceedings
    Station: Forest Products Laboratory
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    Cellulose nanofibrils (CNFs), which are generated from abundant, environmentally friendly natural plant resources, display numerous interesting properties such as outstanding mechanical strength, negligible light scattering, and low thermal expansion (Zimmermann et al., 2010). These nanofibers are usually created by mechanical fibrillation or chemical oxidation of pulp fibers. CNFs have previously been utilized in a broad range of fields, such as special printing, package, medical carriers, filtration, polymeric reinforcement, energy storage, and electronics or display substrates (SirĂ³ and Plackett, 2010).

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    Qing, Yan; Sabo, Ronald; Cai, Zhiyong; Wu, Yiqiang. 2013. Flexible cellulose nanofibril composite films with reduced hygroscopic capacity. In: Proceedings of Advancements in Fiber-Polymer Composites: Wood Fiber, Natural Fibers, and Nanocellulose. 2013 May 6-7; Milwaukee, WI. Madison, WI: Forest Products Society. 3 p.


    cellulose nanofibrils, enzymatic hydrolysis, mechanical properties, cellulose nanocrystals

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