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Nanocellulose to compete with carbon?
Monday, 18 August 2014

alt Japan is now taking nanocellulose extremely seriously, with around 100 companies actively involved in working together to develop it as a next generation material.

The country’s Economy, Trade and Industry Ministry has contacted manufacturers who may use nanocellulose in the future and established a study group involving both the public and private sectors.  Read More >>

 

Welcome to Ecocomposites

The increasing replacement of metals and wood with composites is intrinsically environmentally responsible.
Composites allow structures to shed weight, and as a consequence have a big role to play in reducing both the use of petrochemicals and CO2 emissions
cross a wide range of end-use industries.

However, many other developments are taking place in the composites industry. They involve, for example, the development of natural and bio-based fibres and resins, along with cleaner and more efficient processes.
You’ll find all the news of this drive towards a greener tomorrow right here.

Adrian Wilson, editor


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