Weidmann’s Fiber Technology blog is your source of information about applications of microfibrillated cellulose, interesting novel developments, tips and tricks for handling MFC but also to get to know Weidmann as a company, our team and how it is to work as the innovation motor in this vibrant industry.
Our team members will post at regular intervals about their experiences, learnings and discoveries in their field of applications and supply you with insights into the fibrillated cellulosic materials market and the life at Weidmann.
Blogs will be posted either in German or English language.
Usually, microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) is used as an additive. To reduce shipping costs the material can be thickened up but is not dried due to issues with hornification (read more about this in Water and MFC – An inseparable combination?). However, also the dried...read more
Paper conservation is an exciting and challenging field that involves the examination, interpretation, analysis and treatment of cultural, historic and artistic paper objects. Among paper objects, a large part includes graphic, photographic and film artworks and...read more
After 5 years, the National Research Programme “Resource Wood” (NRP 66) was completed. The project, with a budget of CHF 18 millions, had the goal to establish basic scientific knowledge and practical methods in order to enhance the availability of wood as a resource...read more
In a way, water is microfibrillated cellulose’s best friend. The water molecules interact with the hydroxyl groups on the surface of the cellulose fibrils and prevent the fine network structure from agglomerating, thus the MFC can unfold its unique properties to the...read more
It seems that a proper network of contacts is vital for success in working life. A strong and expansive network not only helps you while searching for a job but is also beneficial if you want to find someone for a vacancy. Creation of networks starts already during...read more
Just last month Weidmann celebrated its 140 years jubilee. The company is the world leader in electrical insulation materials for transformers and has amassed an immense amount of knowledge about cellulose in these years. But how did Weidmann get from producing...read more
Every person has same amount of time available, 24 hours per day and seven days per week. As people tend to get busier with their work, managing time becomes essential. There are several methods found from the internet to manage your calendar. Different top 10 lists...read more
As already mentioned in other blog posts, microfibrillated cellulose can be used in a wide variety of applications. Often, MFC has the function of an additive which is used before or during the production process. To retrieve the maximum potential of MFC it is...read more
Is microfibrillated cellulose sustainable – yes, of course it is. Should the industry adopt the material just because of that? I wholeheartedly say No. Value is what counts Sustainability is a theme in today’s industry. Having recently walked the aisles of many an...read more
When I started working at Weidmann Fiber Technology I was quite confused about all the different terms I encountered in the world of nanocellulose. However, this is not surprising, considering that the terms for nano- and microscaled cellulosic particles are not yet...read more