Nanofibrillated Cellulose-Based Nanocomposites

  • Hind Abdellaoui
  • Marya Raji
  • Hamid Essabir
  • Rachid Bouhfid
  • Abou el kacem QaissEmail author


Nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC), a form of nanocellulose, is currently recommended to be utilized in a wide of industrial applications like food packaging, printing, paper, biomedical, and nanocomposite materials. Their exploitation is not a coincidence, but a fruitful result of many studies showing that NFCs have exciting characteristics such as renewable, sustainable, recyclable, the high length-to-diameter ratio (aspect ratio), and high mechanical properties at the nanometric scale. This chapter is a boon to show the added value of NFCs and their applications in nanocomposites materials. To do this, this content deals with two parts: the first one focuses on the extraction of the NFCs from the cellulosic fiber, their structures, and the processes allowing to modify/treated nanocellulose surface to make it compatible with the polymer matrix. In the second part, focused on the manufacturing process of nanocomposites, their properties and the industrial applications are discussed in depth.


Nanofibrillated cellulose Modify/treated nanocellulose Nanocomposites 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Hind Abdellaoui
    • 1
  • Marya Raji
    • 1
  • Hamid Essabir
    • 1
  • Rachid Bouhfid
    • 1
  • Abou el kacem Qaiss
    • 1
    Email author
  1. 1.Moroccan Foundation for Advanced Science, Innovation and Research (MAScIR)RabatMorocco

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