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Nanocrystalline Cellulose Strong as Kevlar Extracted from Straw is Heading to Commercialization

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One ounce of NCC added to one pound of plastic can make a composite material up to 3000-times stronger than the original plastic alone. Adding NCC to materials increases their strength and stiffness. Just a small amount can increase resistance to stress threefold, making it attractive as a high-performance reinforcing material.

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