Cellulose modification and shaping – a review

Kerstin Jedvert, Thomas Heinze
2017 Journal of polymer engineering  
AbstractThis review aims to present cellulose as a versatile resource for the production of a variety of materials, other than pulp and paper. These products include fibers, nonwovens, films, composites, and novel derivatized materials. This article will briefly introduce the structure of cellulose and some common cellulose derivatives, as well as the formation of cellulosic materials in the micro- and nanoscale range. The challenge with dissolution of cellulose will be discussed and both
more » ... ssed and both derivatizing and nonderivatizing solvents for cellulose will be described. The focus of the article is the critical discussion of different shaping processes to obtain a variety of cellulose products, from commercially available viscose fibers to advanced and functionalized materials still at the research level.
doi:10.1515/polyeng-2016-0272 fatcat:n5nc2twasvhoxhrxbeltz34hny