Non-Traditional Markets a Session Highlight at TAPPI Nano 2019

TAPPI’s 2019 International Conference on Renewable Nanomaterials (TAPPI Nano 2019) features four entirely new sessions (with 16 presentations) as part of the technical program, thanks to a record number of submissions. These new sessions will be held on the last day of the Conference, running 3-7 June, in Chiba, Japan. Hurry, register today as early bird rates end 1 May 2019.

Recently added is Session 28: Towards Non‐Traditional Markets, which focuses on new and emerging uses for cellulose nanomaterials – from standards development to the creation of new materials. Presentations include:

Priorities for Development of Standards to Support the Commercialization of Cellulose NanomaterialsStephanie Beck, FPInnovations

Summarizes results of a global CNM producers’ survey, which will serve to guide development of practical and industry-relevant measurement techniques/standards supporting global commercialization of cellulose nanomaterials.

Labeled Cellulose Nanofibrils for EHS StudiesDouglas Fox*, American University

Given the growing applications of nanocelluloses, it is important to characterize the effects on environmental and health safety (EHS). Covers methods of modifying cellulose using several labels.

Factors Affecting CNC Organogel Formation and Their Effects on Pharmaceutical Crystallization – Manali Banerjee, Georgia Institute of Technology

Focuses on methods of developing supramolecular organogel systems based on CNC derivatives to be used as a favorable environment for crystallizing small molecule pharmaceuticals. Goal is to produce CNC organogels with tunable properties using molecular interactions between nanocellulose and drugs to direct formation of desired polymorphs and crystal sizes, leading to flexibility for rational design of nanocellulose-drug composites.

Hybrid Materials of Nanocellulose and GrapheneTiffany Abitbol, RISE Research Institutes of Sweden

Focuses on understanding how nanocellulose yields unique properties in interaction with other materials in order to reach the full potential of resulting hybrid materials. The combination of nanocellulose and graphene may form colloidal stable dispersion from which a vast variation of interesting materials could be produced.

This session is one of more than 35 technical sessions being held at TAPPI Nano 2019, each of which is designed to deliver cutting-edge developments in renewable nanomaterials. Explore the Technical Program for a complete list.

* Preview Dr. Fox’s presentation before TAPPI Nano 2019 by tuning in to his upcoming webinar, Labeling Strategies for Cellulosic Materials, to be held Wednesday, May 15, 12:00 p.m. – 1:00 p.m. (EDT). Topics covered include strategies for choosing the appropriate label for various forms of cellulose, as well as a number of applications, including environmental and health safety, food coatings, composites, and nonaqueous solvents. This free webinar is hosted by TAPPI’s Nanotechnology Division.