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Table 1 Components of microfibrillated cellulose

From: Cellulose fibres, nanofibrils and microfibrils: The morphological sequence of MFC components from a plant physiology and fibre technology point of view

Diameter (μm) Biological structures Technological terms
10 to 50 Tracheid Cellulose fibre
<1 Macrofibrils [13, 17, 28] Fibrillar fines, fibrils [29, 30]
<0.1   Nanofibril, nanofibres [6, 8, 16, 34]
<0.035 Microfibril [13, 15]  
0.0035 Elementary fibril [1215]  
  1. Terms and sizes according to terminology and morphology reported in the literature.