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Thermoplasticity would widen the range of applications of cellulose

Cellulose would be even more widely used if was thermoplastic, either intrinsically or due to functionalization. Functionalization of cellulose is easier if cellulose is reactive enough. One way to increase reactivity is to decrease molar mass of cellulose molecules in a controlled manner. VTT has developed technologies to achieve this.

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