In Paints and Coatings the use of nano cellulose is most appropriate, particularly in spray use for application of paint & coatings. This is because of the viscosity recovery effect by the presence in the formulation of nano cellulose.
This effect is called thixotropy and it results from the instant return to the latent viscosity of the liquid as soon as the force of the spray device is removed . This ensures that high anti-sag resistance can spring into action.
In addition other benefits of using nano cellulose lies in the dispersion stability given a water-based emulsion by its presence. It also enhances drying time, rub and scratch resistance and the durability of the finished product improves.