Cellulose is the most abundant naturally occurring polymer on earth. Together with other plant cell wall materials such as lignin and hemicelluloses, it forms the cell wall structure of plants. All cellulose exists as fibers. Cellulose is extracted from plant cell walls using the pulping process, during which impurities such as lignin and hemicelluloses are removed, leaving pure cellulose behind. At no point in its separation from plants is cellulose dissolved. Therefore apart from its versatility in providing multiple functionalities, cellulose fibers also exhibit very high tensile strength that can be useful in a wide variety of applications.
Cellulose is an essential component of many common processes and products. These range from filtration of liquids to curing of polymers and from brews to automobile parts. Due to its inert chemical nature, cellulose is also used very widely as a bulking agent, from rubber and plastics to specialty and lightweight concrete. In addition, cellulose can be burned off with very little ash residue, making it an excellent component for welding rods and specialty ceramics.
So whether you are looking for improved functionality, enhanced quality, better economics, or all of these, cellulose can be the key for your transformation.