Who are we and what do we do?
CelluComp is a dynamic new material science company based in Scotland that develops high performance products based on sustainable resources. At CelluComp we believe in the possibilities offered by materials produced from non-hydrocarbon feed-stocks. Several years of R&D has led to the development of a range of high performance additives suitable for use in a variety of end applications.
Our principle activity is to develop and commercialize Curran®, a material developed from the extraction of nano-cellulose fibres of root vegetables, such as carrots and sugar beets. Curran® offers exceptional mechanical properties (stiffness, strength and light weight) compared to other fibre reinforcements at an affordable price. In cooperation with our production partner and customers we are developing products for both the composite and paints and coatings industries. Curran® has the capability to enhance products in sporting goods, personal care, construction, paints & coatings, cosmetics, concrete, drilling fluids, automotive, marine and many other potential applications.
Where we come from and where we are today
CelluComp was founded by Dr David Hepworth and Dr Eric Whale, two expert material scientists based in Scotland. In 2007 they combined their knowledge of cellulosic materials and passion for sustainability to develop the first generation of Curran®. The first successful application of Curran® was in composites in the form of an award winning fishing rod. This application made full use of the unique strength and stiffness of the nano-cellulose based fibres.
Since its creation and initial commercialisation, the patented process for Curran® has been further developed to produce new generations of product suitable for use in a broad range of industrial applications.
CelluComp has also grown and developed and now has a number of partnership agreements with major companies covering both production and distribution. This development has been driven by a strong and experienced management team, new investors and a host of customer relationships. With their drive for success and a passion to bring their ideas to life, the CelluComp team is poised to make waves in the world of material science.Contact us ›
Curran® in Paints in Coatings
CelluComp’s Curran® range of additives provide a unique set of properties for the coating industry. Based on novel fibre technology and derived from root crops, the Curran® range of rheology modifiers and film enhancers are both green and multi-functional. High technical performance combined with the renewable nature of Curran® helps solve some of the major challenges faced by the paint & coating industry today. Curran® can be used as a pure rheology modifier whilst it provides outstanding enhancement to both application performance and final film properties at higher loading levels. Designed for use in a range of water based coatings, Curran® is safe and easy to use. Careful formulating with Curran® can lead to simplified formulations and resulting cost savings. Curran® can increase coating hardness, flexibility and crack resistance without comprising the water or corrosion resistance.Our Products ›