Raw material options for carbon designs and materials samples include main components of lignicellulosics, namely cellulose, hemicellulose and lignin. They can be modified and processed further in order to obtain functionality and better processability if added-value in selected application(s) covers the increased costs.
Precursor types include many types of structures ranging from particles to fibres, sheets and 3-D structures. Formation of polymeric precursors prior to carbonization enables preparation of complex structured and shapes. We can use new precursor types or introduce alternative manufacturing routes for the industry.