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June 1, 2013
Nippon Paper Industries Co. (Nippon Paper; Tokyo; is constructing a verification plant for the production of cellulose nanofibers (CNFs) at the Chemical Div. of its Iwakuni...
June 1, 2013
Oji Holdings Corp. (OJI; and Mitsubishi Chemical Corp. (MCC; both Tokyo, Japan; have developed a continuous process for producing transparent sheets made from ultra-thin, wood-based cellulose nanofibers (CNF). Both OJI’s papermaking technology and MCC’s chemical treatment technology...
February 1, 2013
For the first time, it has become possible to spin carbon nanotubes (CNTs) into a fiber that looks and acts like textile threads, yet has the electrical conductivity and strength of a metal. The breakthrough, which came after more than ten years of research, was published in the January 11 issue of Science by scientists from Rice University (Houston;, Teijin Aramid B.V. (Arnhem, The...

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