The “StrongComposite” project targets the development, functionalization as well as upscaling and implementation of a novel cellulose material. The “green” sustainable high performance product is fabricated in a process comprising delignification and densification of wood while retaining the beneficial fibre directionality.
In the wet and non-densified state, the cellulose material is easily formable and provides eligible scaffolds for various functionalization treatments. After drying, resin impregnation and densification, the cellulose composites possess excellent mechanical properties.
Project Concept Lead, ETH Zürich
Prof. Dr. Ingo Burgert
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