2010 TAPPI Intl Conf on Nano for the Forest Product Industry

Product code: 10nano
Date: 9/27/2010 to 9/29/2010
Venue: Dipoli Congress Centre
Location: Espoo,  Finland
Contact: memberconnection@tappi.org
800.332.8686 (US); 800.446.9431 (Canada); +1.770.446.1400 (worldwide)
Fax: +1.770.209.7206



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Explore a world of possibilities for opening the door to new markets with nanotechnology.

For the first time, this annual meeting will be held outside of North America. Join industry experts, scientists, health and safety specialists, legal and government policy makers, and leading researchers from multiple disciplines to discover how nanotechnology can shape the next generation of value-added forest products.

Derived from wood, nanocyrstalline cellulose (NCC) and nanofibrillar cellulose (NFC) are generating increased interest from the scientific and business communities. These nanomaterials have unique properties, ranging from improving paper properties to producing unique bionanocomposites. As NCC and NFC are derived from a renewable, well-managed resource – trees – there is great commercial potential. TAPPI’s annual Nanotechnology Conference focuses on bringing the newest advances in the field to the technical program, promoting the versatility and promise of cellulose-based nanomaterials, and offering the technical community networking opportunities to advance development of these promising technologies.

You Won’t Want to Miss the Keynote Presentations Including:

Hiroyuki Yano
Professor, the Research Institute of Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University
"Potential of Cellulose Nanofiber-Based Materials"
Monday, 27 September 2010
12:30-14:00

Hiroyuki Yano is a Professor at the Research Institute of Sustainable Humanosphere, Kyoto University. He received his Ph.D. in wood science from Kyoto University in 1989. He joined Kyoto Prefectural University as assistant professor in 1987 and later moved to the Wood Research Institute at Kyoto University as associate professor in 1998. During 1997-1998 he was a Visiting Scientist at the Forest Products Laboratories at CSIRO, Australia.

He received the Young Scientist Award from the Japan Wood Research Society in 1989, Hayashi Jisuke Award from the Cellulose Society of Japan in 2005, and the Japan Wood Research Society Award from the Japan Wood Research Society in 2009. He is a fellow of the International Academy of Wood Science.

His research involves extraction of nanofibers from biomass resources such as wood, plant fibers, and crab and shrimp shells, and their utilization as a component of nanomaterials for optical and structural purposes.

Andriy Kovalenko
Senior Research Officer, Group Leader – Theory and Modeling, NRC-NINT Adjunct Professor, Department of Mechanical Engineering, University of Alberta
“Theory, Modeling, and Simulation on Multiple Scales for Nanotechnology Applications”
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
08:00-08:45

Dr. Kovalenko is a leading, internationally recognized expert in theoretical and computational methods of modeling on multiple space and time scales, including statistical physics and electronic structure theory. His focus is development of theoretical methods capable of predicting the behaviour of nanosystems. He has proposed a new statistical-mechanical molecular theory of solvation, which bridges the gap between electronic structure, atomistic simulations, and system functioning. He has applied it to provide realistic description of physical and chemical properties and processes in various nanosystems: complex molecular liquids; electronic and solvation structure and thermodynamics in solution and at solid-liquid and liquid-liquid interfaces; chemical reactions and nanocatalysis in solution; electrochemistry of solutions sorbed in nanoporous materials; polymers in solutions and melts; transport of nanoparticles across biomembranes and liquid interfaces; self-assembly, conformational stability and aggregation of supramolecules and biomolecules in solution.

Hadi Mahabadi
Vice President and Center Manager, Xerox Research Centre of Canada (XRCC)
"Bio Based Nano Particle and Greener Printing Industry"
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
08:00-08:45

Dr. Mahabadi joined Xerox in 1981 and has held a variety of managerial positions at XRCC. He has been instrumental in creating an environment to increase innovation and successful commercialization of many breakthrough materials technologies at XRCC. Examples include novel solid inks for Xerox ink jet printers and Emulsion Aggregation toner for many Xerox products introduced into the market after 2000.

Dr. Mahabadi’s R&D leadership efforts earned many awards including two of Xerox Corporation’s highest awards. He won the University of Waterloo’s 2008 Alumni Achievement Medal, He was also ranked as #1 among PrintAction Magazine’s 50 most influential Canadians in Graphic Art Communications for 2008 and 2009. Mahabadi was selected as a Fellow of the Chemical Institute of Canada, Canadian Academy of Engineering, International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry. He recently became the Chair of the Chemical Institute of Canada.

Dr. Mahabadi has also been involved in helping to shape science and technology strategy and direction in Canada while advancing the science and technology agenda nationally and internationally. He has served on national and regional committees, taskforces, and boards of several science and technology related organizations.

Presentations at this year’s conference will focus on several key thematic areas:

    Nanocellulosics and Nanocomposites
      Production and modification of nanocellulosics is important for producing composites materials based on the novel nanomaterials from forest. The attendees will learn how the nanocellulose are separated from wood and other natural sources and how chemical modifications will affect the processing as well as size etc of these materials. The characterization and properties on nanocellulosics and nanocomposites are also emphasized.

    Wood Products and Nanotechnology
      Nanotechnology is one of the key components in the development of improved and advanced wood products. Nanomaterials are currently exploited in developing the advanced wood preservation tools against microbiological attack, in improving the moisture repellency properties of wood, in fire proofing, and in improving the mechanical properties of wood material.

    Consumer Perception/Governmental Regulation and Nanotechnology
      Consumer perception influences market adoption and regulatory governance. Considerable attention among governmental and non-governmental organizations internationally is focused on the adequacy of existing regulatory regimes for managing potential health and environmental risks of emerging nanotechnologies, and the needs for adequate oversight. This session addresses key aspects of the environmental, societal, and legal aspects of nanotechnology and the externalities that influence successful adoption.

    Biorefinery Concept in Nanocellulose Manufacturing
      Combined production of nano-cellulose with bio-refineries like ethanol conversion provides new avenues towards efficient and sustainable technologies, where raw-material aspects and fractionation plays important role.

    Organized Structures, Thin Films and Interfacial Assemblies
      Cellulose nanomaterials show unique possibilities to alter or regulate surface properties, such as interfacial energies, molecular assemblies and composition. In these sessions the production of regular constructs, the modification of adhesion, colloidal stabilization, and friction, among others, will be highlighted.

    Computer Modeling
      Attendees will learn how multiscale and multi-physics modeling methods are employed for prediction of cellulose nanoparticle properties in solvents and electrolytes, understanding of self-assembly preferences, and design of biocomposites, gelators and specialized paper.

    Nanotech Coatings and New Nano-Enabled Functionalities
      Coatings are the usual entry point for cost effective new nano-enabled materials and processes leading to new products or cost reductions. You will learn how to apply nanocellulose and see how they are being considered in diverse applications around the world. Novel nano-minerals and formulations will also be a key theme. Typical applications range from reduced linting, higher strength, barrier, printed electronics to controlled surface functions.

    Market Opportunities for Forest Based Nano Materials
      This session provides an exciting and diverse line of sight to market opportunities for forest derived nano-materials, specifically cellulosic nano fibers (CNFs). The presentations canvas potential market opportunities that are ready for implementation in the not-so-distant future. These opportunities range from composites to substitute ligaments or tendons, coatings stabilization to printed Biofuel cells. The outcome is a solid proof to the commercial viability of nano-material derived from forest products.

    Product Demonstrations and Poster Sessions
      Directly learn and discuss the latest research results with poster presenters from all over the world. Students will compete for the best poster awards.

    Updates from EU Nanoclusters and Publicly Funded Forest-Based Nanotech Centers in North America
      This session will consist of presentations on publically funded nanotechnology R&D programs in the EU, Canada and the US followed by an interactive and open discussion. Presenters will give attendees an understanding of the overall goals and objectives of publicly-funded nanotechnology.

Plenary Session Speakers include:
Petri Vasara
Principal of New Technologies, Jakko Pöyry Consulting (JPC)
Nanocelullosics & Nanocomposites Session
Tuesday, 28 September 2010
09:00-10:30

Steffi Friederichs
Director,Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA)
Consumer Perception/Regulation & Nanotechnology Session
Wednesday, 29 September 2010
11:00-12:00

Dr. Steffi Friedrichs is the Director of the Nanotechnology Industries Association (NIA), globally the only industries-focused trade association in nanotechnology; providing a sector-independent, responsible voice for the industrial nanotechnologies supply chains. In this capacity, she has given evidence to numerous expert committees and regulatory organizations; she initiated in-depth programmes in support of the ongoing advancement of nanotechnologies and participated in many stakeholder debates and citizens’ engagement panels. Steffi joined the NIA from The Technology Partnership, where, as a Senior Nanotechnology Consultant, she was responsible for the development of nanotechnology innovations and contributed to the tendering and due diligence processes for the MNT Network (Department of Trade and Industry, UK Government). She was also a member of the Board of Directors of the Chicago Micro- & Nanotechnology Community (CMNC).

Poster Sessions: Over 40 Posters to be Presented!
All conference presenters and conference attendees are welcome to attend the Poster Sessions, tentatively scheduled for Tuesday and Wednesday evenings. The Poster Sessions have been a highlight of the Conference in year’s past, offering great networking and research collaboration opportunities.

Sponsorship and Tabletop Opportunities:
Sponsorship and Tabletop (Literature Tables) opportunities are available. View the Prospectus.

Cruise and Dinner
28 September 2010

Join your fellow delegates for a cruise to Suomenlinna, and dinner at the famous Walhalla Restaurant.

Suomenlinna, one of islands off Helsinki, was built as a maritime fortress in the mid-18th century during the Swedish era. Today, it is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of Finland’s most popular tourist attractions. Restaurant Walhalla was built into the fortress as Helsinki prepared itself for the 1952 Olympic Games. The name of the restaurant is inspired by the Walhalla secret society that in the 1780s conspired against the Swedish king Gustav III. The name of the secret society, Walhalla, is from Scandinavian mythology, and is the place in the after world where heroes and warriors enjoyed an eternal feast.

A separate registration is required for this event. Registration includes roundtrip ground transportation, the round trip cruise and your meal.

About Dipoli Conference Centre
Dipoli is one of the premier prestigious venues in Finland for meetings, seminars, international congresses and festive events. It is in a prime location, sharing in the diverse services on offer in the capital as well as the innovative atmosphere of the scientific community of Otaniemi.

Espoo, Finland is the home of Otaniemi, the heart of Finland's Hi Tech. Otaniemi is situated in Greater Helsinki region , just 15 minutes west of Helsinki. A stone’s throw from Nokia’s worldwide headquarters, Otaniemi Technology Hub is the leading technology hub in the Nordic countries, featuring a unique mix of world-class research organizations, academic institutions and over 600 companies from start-ups to multinational corporations operating around a compact 2 kilometer campus. Twice selected by the EU as one of the most innovative regions in Europe, Otaniemi is a community of over 32,000 people with 16,000 students and 16,000 technology professionals. Learn more about Espoo.

Hotel Information:
Sokos Hotel Tapiola Garden
Tapioonauko 3
02100 Espoo
Finland
Website: www.sokoshotels.fi

Please quote “TAPPI” when making reservation on or before 26 August 2010.
Telephone: +358 20 1234 600
Fax: +358 20 1234 640
Email: sokos.hotels@sok.fi

Standard Single Room: 129 EUR (includes breakfast, service, roomcharge VAT (8%), sauna, and wireless internet)
Standard Double Room: 149 EUR (includes breakfast, service, roomcharge VAT (8%), sauna, and wireless internet)

Radisson Blue Hotel, Espoo
Otaranta 2
FI-02150,Espoo,Finland
020 123 4705

Cancellation Policy:
If you find that you have to cancel, your full registration fee will be refunded if TAPPI’s Registration Department receives written notification (fax acceptable at +1.770.209.7206 by 31/8/2010). Please note: There will be a 50% refund for all written cancellations made after 31/8/2010 but no later than 5 business days prior to the start of the conference 20/9/2010. Understandably, after this time, no refunds can be issued. Substitutions, however, will be accepted any time without a penalty.

Refund:
100% - Cancellation received by 31/8/2010.
50% - Cancellations received after 31/8/2010 and no later than 20/9/2010.
NO REFUND- Cancellations received after 20/9/2010.


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