Cellulose Nanocrystals, also known as “CNC”, can be made from wood chips and saw dust. prepared properly, CNCs can be stronger, stiffer and cheaper than Kevlar and carbon fiber and carry similar light-weight characteristics. These qualities have attracted military interest for use in lightweight armor and ballistic glass, as well as automotive, aerospace, electronics, consumer products and medical industries. The US Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, has opened a US$1.7 million pilot plant for the production of cellulose nanocrystals. Cellulose is the most abundant biological polymer on the planet and is found in the cell walls of plant and bacterial cells. Composed of long chains of glucose molecules, cellulose fibers are arranged in an intricate web that provides both structure and support for plant…