Canadian researchers are exploring the potential of a new biodegradable polymer that is lightweight, durable and stronger than steel. The National Research Council says nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) is renewable and recyclable and could be used as a performance enhancer in everything from automotive panels to paint, adhesives and resins. Nova Scotia biotech firm Bio Vision Technology is using a processing method licensed from the council to supply a high-grade NCC to research ...

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