Nanocrystalline Cellulose

Discussion in 'Fiberglass and Composite Boat Building' started by Dunno, Jan 7, 2010.

  1. Dunno
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    Nanocrystalline Cellulose has been in the news lately..

    Anyone have any experience using this stuff in boat building or in general?
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  3. PAR
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    Wide spread use is coming, but refining is costly. Plastics will likely see the big benefits at first, but it costs a lot just to produce a few ounces. Modifying petrol chemicals is another possible use, though don't be surprised if Texaco doesn't come along and purchase a 51% share in the industry leader, just to let it die a withering death on a back shelf.

    Yes, it's got some interesting promise, since I first heard about it back in '05, but don't hold you breath.
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