CNF production technology: Nano-fibrillation technology
Oji’s Unique Nano-fibrillation Technology
CNF is manufactured by nano-fibrillating pulp. The phosphate esterification method we established introduces a phosphate group, which is an ionic functional group, to the surface of the CNF and, by raising the level of electrostatic repulsion among CNF, makes nano-fibrillation easier to achieve. With this technology, the manufacturing of high quality (high transparency, high viscosity) CNF is possible.
The fibrillation-inducing (nano-fibrillating) mechanism of Oji’s phosphate esterification method
Going forward we will introduce a demonstration facility, expanding and accelerating delivery of samples as we head toward commercialization.
Demonstration facility plan
Location: Oji Paper Co. Ltd. Tomioka Mill (Anan City, Tokushima Prefecture)
Start of operation: second half of 2016
Capacity: 40 t/year