ACCORDING TO THE INFORMATION OBTAINED BY SAPPI THE APPLICATIONS OF VALIDA ARE THE FOLLOWING:
Valida can be used in a wide range of industrial and everyday products because of the way it can improve the properties of materials with which it is combined — for example, thickening water-based products such as coatings, paints, adhesives, and concrete. Its thixotropic rheology profile and high storage modulus assure good spray ability and excellent antisagging performance. The extensive fibre network facilitates in-can stability and storage stability of finished products.
Because of Valida’s low oxygen and grease permeability, Valida is a potential replacement for plastic films in the next generation renewable packaging. Valida may also contribute to properties required for flexible and rigid packaging such as strength, resistance to cracks as well as barriers.
Valida serves as a multifunctional additive with superior and cost-effective performance in foods, personal care, and home care products. Valida is effective in suspending and stabilizing particles and pigments whilst providing creams and serums with a unique texture.
Other applications include additive manufacturing for 3D printing and containing films in lithium batteries and touch-screens. As cellulose is inherently biocompatible and bioabsorbable, there is considerable potential in biomedical applications such as wound dressings and regenerative medicine.