Cellulose the most plentiful 75 billion tons of cellulose made every year 5% practical uses of the amount available 3 million tons per year of paper and cardboard resulting from separate waste collection found in nature biopolymer NanoCellulose industrial symbiosis 1 nm - 100 nm range of external dimensions of the particles of a nano-material Nanometric Scale makes it possible to obtain different properties compared to the macroscopic scale Cellulose nanoparticles obtained using two different techniques: mechanical process, chemical hydrolisis circular economy and Nanofibrils (CNFs) CNFs components of cellulose materials with high mechanical resistance CNCs excellent barrier coatings for flexible materials Uses paper and cardboard segment; production of special papers; cellulose adhesives; strengthening in polymeric compounds Nanocrystals (CNCs)
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.

It is a circular economy process which uses waste to produce innovative material with high added value and zero 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.
Researchers who have been studying cellulose nanoparticles for several years, working at Milan University, are able to guarantee the knowledge and development capacity indispensable for a project of this kind.


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.






Available from various sources



Biomass of plant origin

Industrial waste

Separate waste collection

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