Israel-based Melodea, which develops nano-crystalline cellulose based products, has won the Nanotechnology Innovation of the Year Award at the NanoIsrael 2016 conference.

Categories: Holmen , Career , Sustainability




Melodea has developed a proprietary technology for the economically viable industrial-scale extraction of nano-crystalline cellulose (NCC) from side streams of the paper industry and wood pulp. The company has a strategic collaboration with Holmen, which is also one of its major shareholders.


NCC is considered the new, environmentally-friendly and sustainable option for a variety of materials, including plastic and metal. NCC is transparent, strong, cost-effective, and safer than non-organic alternatives.The launch of Europe's first NCC pilot facility, located in Sweden and based on the Melodea's technology, is expected by the end of 2016.


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