TechConnect World 2020
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Nano & Microfibrillated Cellulose

Nano and Microfibrillated Cellulose

Submit your Poster Abstract - due April 10

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Symposium Co-Chairs

World L-S  NiehWorld L-S Nieh
National Program Lead, Forest Products & Wood Utilization Research
U.S. Forest Service

Sean IrelandSean Ireland
Vice President Business Development
Fiberlean Technologies Ltd.

Key Speakers

Orlando RojasNanofibrillar networks and superstructuring of cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibers: A basis for universal adhesion
Orlando Rojas
Canada Excellence Research Chair in Forest Bioproducts, University of British Columbia, Canada

Siqun WangCurrent status of cellulose nanomaterials development in China
Siqun Wang
Chair of the International Academy of Wood Science, Professor, University of Tennessee

Philip DemokritouReducing intestinal digestion and absorption of fat using a nature-derived biopolymer: interference of triglyceride hydrolysis by nanocellulose
Philip Demokritou
Director of the Center for Nanotechnology and Nanotoxicology, Harvard School of Public Health

Helen LentzakisDesign of Next Generation of Plastics with Cellulose Filaments
Helen Lentzakis
Product Manager, Kruger Biomaterials Inc.

This symposium focuses on recent technology development for nano and microfibrillated cellulose materials with applications in a broad range of products. Submit an abstract and join researchers from around the world as we highlight the research and manufacturing innovation that will continue to broaden the impact of cellulose.

 
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Symposium Sessions

Tuesday June 30

8:30Sustainable Materials Keynotes
10:30Nano & Microfibrillated Cellulose
1:30Nano & Microfibrillated Cellulose

Symposium Program

Tuesday June 30

8:30Sustainable Materials Keynotes
Sustainable Performance Materials
R.D. Maier, BASF Corporation, US
Design of Next Generation of Plastics with Cellulose Filaments
H. Lentzakis, Kruger Biomaterials Inc., CA
Sustainable Packaging Solutions Using Low Density Expanded Polypropylene (EPP) Foam; Technical Challenges, Recyclability and End-Of-Life Solutions.
S. Sopher, JSP, US
Designed to be Recycled: Lignin-derived Polymers with Molecular Zippers
J. Sternberg, S. Pilla, Clemson University, US
10:30Nano & Microfibrillated Cellulose
Session chair: Sean Ireland, Fiberlean Technologies, US
Nanofibrillar networks and superstructuring of cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibers: A basis for universal adhesion
B.D. Mattos, B.L. Tardy, L.G. Greca, T. Kämäräinen, W. Xiang, O.J. Rojas, University of British Columbia, CA
Recent Advances in Hybrid CNC Reinforced Polymeric Nanocomposites.
M.J. Dunlop, B. Acharya, R. Bissessur, University of Prince Edward Island, CA
Applications of mineral/ microfibrillated cellulose composite materials: Paper, packaging, paints, boards, tiles, non-wovens and polymer composites
D. Skuse, Y. Jin, J. Phipps, T. Larson, S. Ireland, FiberLean® Technologies Ltd., UK
Minimization of moisture content in cellulose fibres through a physico-chemical treatment: application in polymer composites
S. Cichosz, A. Masek, Lodz University of Technology, PL
1:30Nano & Microfibrillated Cellulose
Session chair: World L-S. Nieh, U.S. Forest Service, US
Current status of cellulose nanomaterials development in China
S. Wang, University of Tennessee, US
Reducing intestinal digestion and absorption of fat using a nature-derived biopolymer: interference of triglyceride hydrolysis by nanocellulose
P. Demokritou, Harvard School of Public Health, US
Green and Sustainable Water Purification Nanocomposites
A. Sahu, J.C. Poler, University of North Carolina at Charlotte, US
Biobased structural composites made from nanocellulose
J. Kim, Inha University, KR
Collaboration as a tool to improve and accelerate safety testing of novel materials
K.J. Ong, J.A. Shatkin, J.D. Ede, Vireo Advisors, LLC, CA
Commercialising MFC Products: Compliance to Ethical Standards and Legislation
D. Skuse, D. Hewson, J. Phipps, J.A. Shatkin, FiberLean Technologies Limited, UK

Topics & Application Areas

  • Sustainable Composite Materials
  • Building Materials Applications
  • Applications in Agriculture and Foods
  • Applications in Paints and Coatings
  • Applications in Paper and Paperboard
  • Applications in Personal Care and Cosmetics
  • Manufacturing Innovation
  • Novel Applications
  • Environmental Health and Safety
  • Other
 
 
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