NCC: nanocrystalline cellulose or CNC: cellulose nanocrystals

 Brief description of NCC

  • Material : dissolving pulp, cotton , Bleaching kraft pulp (soft wood pulp, hard wood pulp)
  • Preparation of NCC: acidic hydrolysis
  • Appearance: blue suspension or white powder
  • Various: NCC, chemical modifications of NCC( including: TEMPO-mediated oxidation, cationisation, carboxylation and polymer grafting)
  • Distribution of particle size: 90-300 nm
  • Crystalline index: >87%
  • Dispersion: no hard agglomeration for NCC suspension, can be redispersed in water after drying
  • Solid content: 5% to 12%(can be adjusted according to customers’ requirement)


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 New!! we are glad to provide FREE CNC sample (30 gram slurry, 12% solids) to universities and research institutes for preliminary research. Customer is responsible for the shipping cost.

The free sample is NOT available for commercial reselling.

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Pictures of NCC

CNC at 5% solid content

NCC Suspension: nano crystalline cellulose

CNC at 12% solid

Picture 1. NCC suspension

NCC powder (by spray drying)

Picture 2. NCC powder (by spray-dried)

NCC powder (by fried drying)

Picture 3. NCC powder (by freeze-dried)

NCC-suspension-AFM-1; nano crystalline cellulose AFM

NCC suspension AFM 2

Picutre 4. NCC suspension TEM

Application of NCC

The properties of NCC make it an interesting material for many applications. NCC can be developed for use in applications ranging from cleaning of oil spills, engineering, pharmaceutical and vessel substitutes to biodegradable food packaging. NCC can also replace some petrochemical-based products and is very likely to be cheaper than most other kinds of high-performance nanoscale materials.

Chemical functionalisation of NCC improves its dispersability in organic solvents and this greatly expands its potential applications in various sectors.