GranBio Technologies has developed two patented BioPlus® nanocellulose production technologies to cater to different end-use markets, BioPlus® with AVAP® and BioPlus® with GreenBox®. Both processes are demonstrated at the scale of 1/2 tpd at GranBio Tech Biorefinery in Thomaston, Georgia, USA. These processes allow for the economical extraction of commercial-scale nanocellulose from any biomass with adjustable particle size (whether cellulose nanofibrils or cellulose nanocrystals) and composition (pure hydrophilic cellulose or cellulose coated with hydrophobic lignin) to supply several industries. Nanocellulose fibrils produced through the chemical-free GreenBox process have an exceptionally low cost that enables their use in large commodities and typically fiber-based markets, such as the cardboard industry.
Technological innovation in BioPlus® products includes natural and hydrophobic surface modification for compatibility with plastics, oils and other non-aqueous media and water-free masterbatch formulations for drop-in and redispersion processing.
GranBio Tech is actively involved in the development of nanocellulose-enhanced products through collaborations with companies in various industries, including cosmetics, cardboard, high-barrier plastic packaging and lightweight automotive compounds, tires and rubber products.
The first products were shipped to the client in April 2015 and today the nanocellulose is sold to consumers worldwide.
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