Development of new bio based materials using nanotechnology

Updated: 2012-04-10 | Print

The objective of this project was to create new functional biofibre-based materials with industrially attractive properties. Functionalized microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) was developed by modification of never-dried MFC using tailored chemical coupling reactions. On a more general level, another objective was the development of a national platform of expertise in manufacture, characterisation and utilisation of MFC (and cellulose in general) as a raw material in new products.



  • Paper and Fibre Research Institute (PFI). 
  • SINTEF Materials and Chemistry 
  • Norwegian University of Science and Technology 

PFI has served as project owner and coordinator. The project was carried out as a competence building R&D project under the NANOMAT program of the Research Council of Norway. The project was finalized in 2007.



Contact Person: Kristin Syverud