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.
Twice a year the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich (ETH Zurich) organizes a free event called «Treffpunkt Science City». This science programme offers an insight into recent developments in research and shows emerging technologies that could have a big...read more
It is Christmas time. Everywhere it is festively decorated and Christmas songs are played up and down on the radio. And most importantly, everyone is baking cookies 😉 However, it is not always easy to eat healthy during this time and a lot of vegans struggle to find...read more
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