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Biocomposites from cellulosic materials advanced by Tecnalia [Registered]

Tecnalia is leading the development of new biocomposites from wheat straw and recycled paper destined for the construction sector. The company is researching into revalorising inorganic fraction of wheat straw and the production of cellulose nanofibres out of recycled paper. Once isolated, these two compounds will become high-performance additives in new polymeric composites. The two most abundant fractions of wheat straw, lignin and cellulose will become, respectively, polymeric matrix and reinforcing material, thus achieving the maximum efficiency of such resource. The new composite materials will be validated by designing and developing dividing panels for compartmentalisation and profiles for decking and…

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