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Michael Bilodeau

Michael is the director for the process development center at the University of Maine. He has his B.Sc. in chemical engineering from the University of Maine.
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Improved paper surface properties by microfibrillated cellulose

By Michael Bilodeau 6. September 2016

Among the many potential applications of cellulosic nanomaterials, one of the most promising is the use of microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) to enhance the surface of paper products. The vast majority of paper products, from cardstock to fast-food packaging, receive some type of functional coating during manufacturing to improve end-use performance. Coatings can impart many different properties to paper products, including water, oil and grease resistance, reproduction quality, absorbency and smoothness. Many different materials are used to coat paper surfaces ranging from minerals, natural and synthetic binders, and polymers.

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Temaer: MFC, paper