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Researchers produce cellulose fibres that are stronger than steel [Registered]

A Swedish-German research team has successfully tested a new method for the production of ultra-strong cellulose fibres at DESY’s (Deutsches Elektronen-Synchrotron) research light source PETRA III. The novel procedure spins extremely tough filaments from tiny cellulose fibrils by aligning them all in parallel during the production process. The new method is reported in the journal Nature Communications. “Our filaments are stronger than both aluminium and steel per weight,” emphasizes lead author Prof. Fredrik Lundell from the Wallenberg Wood Science Center at the Royal Swedish Institute of Technology KTH in Stockholm. “The real challenge, however, is to make biobased materials with…

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