Finnish research institute VTT is looking for partner(s) to commercialise a nanocellulose product as a flame retardant coating for timber materials. The new High-Consistency Enzymatic Fibrillation of Cellulose (HefCel) technology generates, from wood pulps, a nanocelulose gel with a very high solids content. This adheres well to timber surfaces, by spray or brush application, and is claimed to inhibit burning and to enable incorporation of colour pigments. The material was developed in a project funded TEXES (now Business Finland).
“Highly fire retardant coating from biomaterials developed by VTT”, 24th April 2019, https://www.vttresearch.com/media/news/highly-fire-retardant-coating-from-biomaterials-developed-by-vtt