Properties and Applications of Nanocellulose Polymer Composites. A Short Review
Rodeanu, Magdalena Silvia
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This paper covers some aspects related to the structure of natural cellulose fibers as well the sources, obtaining methods, properties and their applications. In contrast with aramide and other materials resulted from fossil fuels, nanocellulose is completely renewable. The tensile strength of crystalline cellulose is similar to aluminum's. Its stiffness has been shown to be in the order of magnitude which is similar to aramide and better than glass fibers. Nananocellulose may be prepared as films which are expected to show high strength, high stiffness and high strain. Its strength/weight ratio is 8 times greater than that of stainless steel.
- 2013 fascicula9 nr2