What is Nanocellulose?
UPM Nanocellulose is an animal-free biomaterial produced from sustainably grown birch trees that are first processed into cellulose and further refined into nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC). Unlike cellulose, nanocellulose possesses unique properties owing to its exceptional surface-to-volume ratio. This in turn makes it much more biocompatible than cellulose, provides higher capillary force (water retention) and gives it non-Newtonian state.
While many synthetic biomaterials are produced with the bottom-up approach limiting their manufacturing to small or even minute volumes, our nanocellulose is produced in the top-down approach and therefore is readily available in large volumes. It is the first plant-based nanocellulose manufactured in ISO13485 quality. More than 300 patents protect our nanocellulose manufacturing processes, existing as well as future products.
Our nanocellulose is available in many forms: injectable gel, printable bioink, coatings, wound dressing and freeze-dried. It is also offered as an OEM material for life science applications.