Forest can be converted into new environmentally friendly super material
Language: English Hub: The Nordic Hub – New wood based products
The hope of researchers from KTH Royal Institute of Technology and Chalmers University of Technology, at the Wallenberg Wood Science Center, is to develop new materials and technologies. Replacing oil with wood in the manufacture of plastics and creating stronger, non-flammable materials are some of the goals. Nanocellulose, which is extracted from wood fiber, has several attractive properties. It is as strong as Kevlar, has a low weight and is entirely renewable.