CelluComp has invented a proprietary process that is unique in allowing the properties of cellulose nanofibers (CNF) to be fully utilised. Curran® fibres are strong, stiff and light; properties which allow the production of composites with performance characteristics comparable to those based on conventional carbon fibre technology. Bio-composites based on Curran® can be based on a variety of conventional resins such as epoxy, polyurethane and polyester. The platelet structure of Curran® fibres also makes them effective rheology modifiers in end uses such as paints & coatings, concrete, drilling fluids, cosmetics, personal care and home care products. The same platelet structure provides impressive reinforcing effects in paints & coatings, concrete and some personal care products. Curran® is compatible in a variety of common water based polymer systems such as epoxies, acrylics and polyurethanes.
Curran® granules are produced from the slurry material by removal of water. Granules are free-flowing and dust free, with a solids level of approx. 20%. Granules are the most popular form for use in paints & coatings and are convenient for transport, storage and use. Dispersion into aqueous systems is readily achieved using conventional industry mixing equipment.
Outside the conventional CV5000 product, CelluComp is cooking up some new ideas in its labs. Ideas include powder products with other rheological properties, some products suited for personal care and food and other ideas for composites such as sheets and threads. We even have some thoughts on how Curran can be used for medical purposes. Stay tuned as we take these great ideas to the market.