The aim of CLS Sodalitas is the development, production and sale of cellulose nanoparticles (CNs), made from agricultural biomass, rubble and cellulose-based waste and by-products of the paper, textiles and agri-food industries.
The study of nanoparticles is divided into two areas:
Cellulose Nanofibrils CNFs
Cellulose Nanocrystals CNCs
CLS Sodalitas works within a virtuous circuit and industrial symbiosis in defence of the environment and the ecosystem

using primary industrial waste as the raw material and releasing ecocompatible products onto the market in place of materials with a strong environmental impact.

The CLS Foundation time ago entrusted a fundamental research activity on cellulose nanoparticles to the University of Milan. The costs of the experimental researches have been sustained by the Foundation and the results obtained led nowadays to a green production activity that using scraps and waste, is able to propose innovative materials with high added value and minimal environmental impact.

The CLS Foundation has assigned its research into nanoparticles to the De FENS Department of Milan University, signing an agreement under which the CLS Foundation bears the research costs.


75 billion tons produced

The exploitation of the cellulose present in waste and by-products to create nanocellulose which can improve the mechanical and barrier properties of many packaging materials, could be a magnificent of example of industrial symbiosis and circular economy.

Cellulose: the most plentiful biopolymer found in nature.






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Biomass of plant origin

Industrial waste

Separate waste collection

By-product of different industrial sectors

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