Rengo to Develop New Cellulose Nanofiber Through Application of Cellophane Production Technology
|Rengo Co., Ltd. has applied cellulose production technology to develop Xanthated Cellulose Nanofiber (XCNF®), a new cellulose nanofiber. Cellulose nanofiber is a fibrous substance made by microfiberizing cellulose in wood cellulose fiber to the nanometer level* using chemical or mechanical processes. It is said to have one fifth the weight of steel but five times its strength.
Cellulose nanofiber has drawn a great deal of attention in recent years as a next-generation material that can be applied to various purposes, such as reducing the weight of automobiles. (* 1 nm = 0.000001 mm = 10-9 m)