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Sappi in pilot project to make low-cost 'wonder material' – Business Day

Sappi in pilot project to make low-cost 'wonder material' – Business Day

Sappi and Edinburgh Napier University have developed a lower-cost, commercially viable way to make potential “wonder material” nanocellulose. The parties say nanocellulose has the potential to be used in a wide range of applications — from packaging and touchscreen displays, to car panels and wound care — with the potential demand for 35-million tonnes a year by 2020. The JSE-listed Sappi group will build a pilot plant to produce Cellulose NanoFibiils following a three-year partnership between researchers from Sappi and the Scottish university. Abdul Davids comments.
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