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Ashland and UPM to collaborate on research and development of biofibrils technology

8:10 AM MDT | June 20, 2013 | Deepti Ramesh

Ashland says it has entered into a cooperative agreement with UPM (Helsinki) to develop and commercialize products containing UPM's biofibrils technology. UPM biofibrils are micro- and nanofibrillated cellulose products that can be used for shaping materials and giving them new characteristics, Ashland says. UPM and Ashland, under the agreement, will jointly study the use of biofibrils in a wide range of industrial application opportunities. Biofibrils might be used to improve the quality and performance of a broad array of polymer products that include coatings...

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