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Title: Nanocelluloses: Potential Materials for Advanced Forest Products, Proceedings of Nanotechnology in Wood Composites Symposium

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, General Technical Report, FPL-GTR-218, 2012.

Author(s)Cai, Zhiyong; Niska, Kristina Oksman

Publication Year: 2012  View PDF »

Category: General Technical Reports
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4706-1B

Abstract: This report provides a summary of technical papers presented at the Nanotechnology in Wood Composites Symposium held at the USDA Forest Products Laboratory in Madison, Wisconsin, May 18, 2011. Papers in this report included the oral presentations and posters that explore the adaptability and applicability of using nanocellulose as a potential resource to create value-added commodities and innovative bio-based composites. Presenters from around the world reviewed nanotechnology applications in developing and improving forest products in the past, present, and future. A variety of nanomaterials are obtained from wood, including nanofibrils, nanocrystals, lignin particles, and extractives. Most research efforts focus on developing continuous, high-performance composite reinforcement from cellulose nanofibrils; improving performance and value-added features of existing wood-based composites; developing coatings and additives for improved durability of wood composites; and developing films and membranes with tailored mechanical and barrier properties, sensing capabilities, and biodegradability.

Keywords: nanocellulose; nanofibril; nanocrystal; biocomposite; wood product

Publication Review Process: Non-Refereed (Other)

File size: 10,240 kb(s)

Date posted: 10/25/2012
RITS Product ID: 62660
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Cai, Zhiyong
Supervisory Research Materials Engineer

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