The University of Maine has been issued a patent for a process to create construction materials that are bound with cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) and offer increased durability and environmental friendliness.
While the technology can be used to create a variety of commonly used building materials, the primary application for this patent focuses on a replacement for particle board, which is used widely in furniture and countertops.
Forbes, Ashley, "UMaine receives patent for composite building products made with cellulose nanofibers" (2020). General University of Maine Publications. 1045.
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