Extraction of Nano Cellulose Fibres and Their Eco-friendly Polymer Composite

  • Folahan Abdul Wahab Taiwo OwolabiEmail author
  • Bashiru Kayode Sodipo


This book chapter provides an overview of recent progress made in the area of nano-fibrillated cellulose (NFC) based nanocomposites as new bio-based products. Unlike Petroleum based and synthetic polymer nanocomposite, NFC polymer nanocomposite has many advantages due to low weight, reduced tool wearing, recyclable and biodegradable properties. The types of cellulose nanofibrils covered are those mechanical refined extracted and acid-hydrolysed plants biomass. The applications and new advances covered in this book chapter are the use of cellulose nanofibrils to reinforce polymer. The study shows that bio-composite from nanofibrillated cellulose is a good replacement in the field of medicine, automobile and construction due to their size and the ability to undergo surface chemical modification.


Nano cellulose fibres NFC Polymer nanocomposite Nanofibers Biodegradable 



The authors are thankful to the Federal Institute of Industrial Research Oshodi Nigeria and the Kaduna State University, Nigeria for their role in the successful completion of this book chapter.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Folahan Abdul Wahab Taiwo Owolabi
    • 1
    Email author
  • Bashiru Kayode Sodipo
    • 2
  1. 1.Pulp and Paper divisionFederal Institute of Industrial Research OshodiOshodiNigeria
  2. 2.Department of PhysicsKaduna State UniversityKadunaNigeria

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