Enzymatic nanocellulose in papermaking - The key role as filler flocculant and strengthening agent.

@article{Loureno2019EnzymaticNI,
  title={Enzymatic nanocellulose in papermaking - The key role as filler flocculant and strengthening agent.},
  author={Ana F. Lourenço and Jos{\'e} A. F. Gamelas and Pedro Henrique Lopes Sarmento and Paulo Tacio Ferreira},
  journal={Carbohydrate polymers},
  year={2019},
  volume={224},
  pages={
          115200
        }
}
Nanocelluloses have been increasingly used in composites since their reduced size, high aspect ratio and stiffness confer great strength to the materials. In papermaking, it has been proved that harsh and expensive chemical pre-treatments to generate nanofibrils, such as TEMPO-mediated oxidation, are not the most favourable and therefore the use of cellulose microfibrils (CMF) have gained extra attention, especially those produced with the aid of enzymatic hydrolysis. In the present work… CONTINUE READING

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