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BASF collaborates with German firm on micro-fibrillated cellulose

January 17, 2013 | Sotirios Frantzanas

BASF and Zelfo Technology (Joachimsthal, Germany) say they have signed an agreement for the transfer of intellectual property rights of the latest Zelfo processing technology for the efficient, and cost-effective, production of micro-fibrillated cellulose (MFC), to BASF. Zelfo's new technology covers the engineering of superior MFC, which is used to produce a wide variety of paper, board, and tissue products. This technology allows significant improvement in strength and weight reduction to address the need for lighter, stronger, paper-based packaging, the...

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