Message for Application Developers
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The fact that you are visiting our website suggests that you are either already conducting research with cellulose nanocrystals or are strongly considering it. Here is why you should evaluate our CNC in your application.
Usually, people don’t consider a choice unless one is presented to them.
Most of the current research and patents published have been developed with CNC produced through sulfuric acid hydrolysis. There is a vast and growing knowledge base around this material. CNC produced this way comes with some sulfate half esters on the crystal surfaces. This functional group imparts negative surface charge that is responsible for suspension stability and other benefits. However, these groups may interfere with some applications. If this causes a problem, further processing steps are required to deal with it. Up until recently, application developers have not had a choice in surface chemistry. BGB Ultra has the same size, shape and crystallinity as acid hydrolysis CNC, but has carboxyl surface groups instead.
Since we have introduced our CNC, we have been approached by many researchers asking about product performance in comparison to other CNC sources. Our answer is always that we don’t know, but we will make as simple as possible for you to find out. So far, over 170 customers in 22 countries have taken us up on the offer. Many of these customers report a preference of BGB Ultra over the CNC that they have been using.