Nanoscale research confirms cellulose products’ cement hydration capacity
- Published: Tuesday, 14 April 2015 13:30
- Written by Concrete News
Sources: Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.; CP staff
Nanocrystals extracted from cellulose microfibrils—structures that give plants and trees strength and resilience—can increase concrete tensile strength up to 30 percent by creating tiny water inlets in a matrix and promoting more efficient cement hydration.