Recent advances in cellulose nanotechnology research

Updated: 2012-12-06 | Print

PFI has had the pleasure to organize the 4th research seminar about cellulose and their nano-materials. The seminar took place at PFI, Høgskoleringen 6B, Trondheim, Norway, on November 14-15, 2012.

This was a follow-up of the successful seminars in Trondheim 2006, 2008, 2010.

 


Photo: Field-emission SEM of a MFC material. Gary Chinga-Carrasco, PFI.

 

Speakers:

Tsuguyuki Saito (University of Tokyo):  "Material Properties of TEMPO-Oxidized Cellulose Nanofibrils: In bulk and Individual Forms"
Lars Berglund (KTH): "Unexplored materials property space - does nanofibrillated cellulose provide new possibilities?"
Michel Schenker (Omya): "Toward Nano-fibrillated Pigmented Cellulose Composites"
Anette Hejnesson-Hulten (Eka):  "Chemically Pretreated  MFC - Process, Manufacturing and Application"
Kriistina Oksman (Luleå Univ.of Techn): "Nanocelluloses extracted from  bio residues and their use in composites"
J.M. Lagaron (CSIC): "Nanocellulose as a reinforcing material in packaging films"
Tomas Larsson (Innventia): "Determining the specific surface area of NFC by CP/MAS 13C-NMR"
Tekla Tammelin, (VTT): "Dense NFC films with several opportunities for additional functionalities" 
Kristin Syverud (PFI): "A biocompatibility study of microfibrillated cellulose"
Øyvind Gregersen (NTNU): "The effect of microfibrillated cellulose on the pressability and paper properties of TMP and ground calcium carbonate (GCC) based sheets"
Gary Chinga Carrasco (PFI): "Characterization of the fibrillation degree of various MFC materials and its implication on critical properties"
Marianne Lenes (PFI): "MFC as barrier material - possibilities and challenges"
Laura Alexandrescu (NTNU): "MFC filters for environmental particle filtration"
Per Stenius (NTNU): "Nanofibrils - do they fulfill the promises?"

Dag Høvik (Research Council of Norway): "Strategic research programmes within Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials in Norway, 2002-2021".

 

We developed an excellent scientific program, including topics which reflect the most recent advances from basic research to practical applications. The complete program is available for downloading:

 

Complete program: Cellulose nanotechnology research (.pdf).

For more information please contact Elin Bremseth. Phone: +4773605065 or email: firmapost@pfi.no