For 200 years, Maine's economy has been deeply rooted in the forest products industry. Home to sustainably managed forests, skilled workers, and research expertise at the University of Maine, the state is a natural hub for forest-based innovations and the development of cutting-edge new products.
Today, nanocellulose, nature's super polymer, is helping to build the forest products of the future. This renewable natural material offers virtually limitless potential in a wide range of applications from food packaging to biomedical devices.
Just as Silicon Valley grew up around Stanford University to become the heart of the tech industry, UMaine is driving an unrivaled center of nanocellulose innovation right here in Maine.
Welcome to Nanocellulose Valley.
Office of Innovation and Economic Development, "Welcome to Nanocellulose Valley" (2021). General University of Maine Publications. 1046.
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