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Marianne Rosenberg Read

Marianne Rosenberg Read is a research scientist working with microfibrillated cellulose. Through her six years of working with MFC she has gained experience in characterizing microfibrillated cellulose as well as working with process, production and development of new applications for microfibrillated cellulose. Marianne has a PhD in metal organic chemistry and catalysis.

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Why mfc can be used in other solvent systems than water

By Marianne Rosenberg Read 24. May 2016

Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) is a green and environmentally friendly material that consists of a complex three dimensional network of cellulose microfibrils.

It is well known that MFC , because of its high surface area and many available hydroxyl (OH) groups, has a high affinity for water. This result in a material with very high water holding capacity that forms strong gels in water at low concentrations.

Since MFC is so fond of water, it might be easy to think that the material would not perform well if it was dispersed in other solvent systems. However, this is far from the truth!

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MFC review – what is new in the patent world of Nanocellulose and MFC?

By Marianne Rosenberg Read 10. May 2016

Since around year 2000, there has been a notable increase in the number of patent applications filed regarding new MFC materials, new processes for production and new application areas for MFC. The nomenclature used in the field of MFC varies (nanocellulose, cellulose nanofibers, nanocellulosic fibers etc). In this blog post, I will give you a summary of a few interesting patent applications recently published, using the “original” nomenclature MicroFibrillated Cellulose (MFC).

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Why Microfibrillated cellulose is a completely new cellulose product

By Marianne Rosenberg Read 3. May 2016

Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) has been present in the academic sector since the 1980’s, but it is completely newborn in a commercial sense as it is now becoming commercially available. In this blog post I will try to give you a brief overview of why MFC is different from the other commercially available cellulose products.

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Dispersion of Microfibrillated Cellulose – a critical success factor

By Marianne Rosenberg Read 12. April 2016

Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) is a sustainable and environmentally friendly additive. It can improve, for instance, cosmetic, paint or agricultural formulations, and it can potentially replace several other additives. But how can you make sure that you are getting the most out of the MFC when you are using it in your products? One of the most essential things to remember is that good dispersion is very important and that the MFC should be properly incorporated into your formulations. In this article I will give you some guidance on to how to get this right from the beginning.

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