Dry-Spun Single-Filament Fibers Comprising Solely Cellulose Nanofibers from Bioresidue.

@article{Hooshmand2015DrySpunSF,
  title={Dry-Spun Single-Filament Fibers Comprising Solely Cellulose Nanofibers from Bioresidue.},
  author={Saleh Hooshmand and Yvonne Aitom{\"a}ki and Nicholas Norberg and Aji P. Mathew and Kristiina Oksman},
  journal={ACS applied materials & interfaces},
  year={2015},
  volume={7 23},
  pages={13022-8}
}
We demonstrated that low-cost and environmentally friendly filaments of native cellulose can be prepared by dry spinning an aqueous suspension of cellulose nanofibers (CNF). The CNF were extracted from banana rachis, a bioresidue from banana cultivation. The relationship between spinning rate, CNF concentration, and the mechanical properties of the filaments were investigated and the results showed that the modulus of the filaments was increased from 7.8 to 12.6 GPa and the strength increased… CONTINUE READING

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