Recent advances in cellulose nanotechnology research

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

This will be a follow-up of the successful seminars in Trondheim 2006, 2008, 2010

Facts

Place: PFI, Høgskoleringen 6B, Trondheim
Date: 14-15 November 2012
For further information: firmapost@pfi.no

The current seminar will focus on ongoing research concerning the manufacture, characterization and utilization of cellulose nanofibrils. The research is intensive as the utilization of fibrils is expected to have a significant commercial potential. Recently, there have been several press releases from players in the pulp and paper industry regarding establishment of pilot plants for cellulose nanofibrils production, thus indicating commercial breakthroughs in this area. This will offer an unique opportunity to get insight into the latest developments in this field and allow a fruitful exchange of knowledge and ideas.

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 have 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

Registration before Oct. 19: NOK 3 800
Registration after Oct. 19: 4 900
(includes lunch both days and dinner Nov. 14)

For more information: http://www.pfi.no

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