alpha cellulose

alpha cellulose

[′al·fə ′sel·yə‚lōs]
(organic chemistry)
A highly refined, insoluble cellulose from which sugars, pectin, and other soluble materials have been removed. Also known as chemical cellulose.
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A water dispersion of biomass was macerated, producing fibers containing 20 to 30 wt% alpha cellulose and 15 to 25 wt% hemicellulose, without the use of chemicals.
Xu found that alpha cellulose is an effective reinforcement in polyamide 6 and 66 (10).
Supplies CreaTech alpha cellulose powders and fibers and CreaMix mineral modified fibers.
Florham Park, NJ), alpha cellulose (Sigma Chemical Co.
The paper, made from pure alpha cellulose, stands out due to the bright-white tone and a large color gamut for high-contrast inkjet prints.
Conventional filters for grinding and honing operations sometimes use filter aids like alpha cellulose or diatomaceous earth that help in the filtration process.
The chemical composition of wheat straw reveals the alpha cellulose content lower than that of wood, which is very necessary for the processing purposes.
The alpha cellulose from hemlock can also be used to produce cellophane, rayon yarns and plastics.
Greg Ward, formerly of cotton supplier Alpha Cellulose, has been named president, Glenn Sanders has been named vice president-engineering and Charles Callaway is vice president-manufacturing.
Companies are currently pursuing R&D with natural fibers such as alpha cellulose, kenaf, even rice hulls for injection molded WPCs.
6% alpha cellulose content that gives purity and consistency with high-temperature tolerance, superior brightness, low density and volumetric efficiency.
reported that a thermomechanical pulp produced composites with dark brownish color at 150[degrees]C, whereas composites prepared with alpha cellulose were only light brown when the processing temperature was 240[degrees]C [29].