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This project proposes the use of carboxylated cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) – developed and manufactured by Anomera Inc. from Canadian forest – as a nanosized ingredient to tailor a set of properties in composites made from water-based latexes used for coating applications such as sealants and paints. Incorporation of the CNCs will enhance the performance of the coating and prolong its lifetime. Due to its unique properties, CNC can significantly enhance the durability of coatings, making them more resistant to abrasion, scratches and impact, thereby extending their useful lifetime. Project results are expected to promote the use of Anomera’s CNC material in the coatings industry, as well as to promote Canadian forest sector as Canada is considered among the global leaders in the exportation of forest products.
Olga Torres Rocha
Engineering - chemical / biological
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