In collaboration with KTH, MoRe Research has developed a simplified process for producing wood fibers with a high proportion of hemicellulose, so-called holocellulose. These fibers have interesting properties as they are well preserved, both chemically and mechanically, which means that they are particularly suitable for applications where high strength and stiffness are important.
A possible use is as reinforcing fibers in composites, as a biodegradable alternative to, for example, glass fiber. The newly developed method simplifies the development of new applications, but more work is needed to achieve an industrially viable process.
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