|Publication Year: 2019|
Highlight ID: 1329
|Wet Compounding of Cellulose Nanomaterials into Biodegradable Polymers|
Research at the Forest Products Laboratory has shown that cellulose nanomaterials can improve the barrier properties of polymer films, and such improvements can lead to increased shelf-life of food. H ...
|Publication Year: 2018|
Highlight ID: 1306
|Modifying Cellulose Nanomaterials for Wet Compounding into Polylactic Acid|
Cellulose nanomaterials (CNMs) have been demonstrated to significantly improve various properties, including mechanical and barrier performance, of polymer composites, but one of the major impediments ...
|Publication Year: 2017|
Highlight ID: 1271
|Improving biopolymers for packaging applications using surface-tailored cellulose nanocrystals|
Demand is rapidly increasing for environmentally friendly packaging materials that are derived from renewable resources and are biodegradable, but many of these "green" polymers do not perform as wel ...
Highlight ID: 1290
|Nanocellulose-based triboelectric nanogenerator for green and sustainable electricity generation|
Triboelectric nanogenerator fiberboard made from recycled wood fibers and functionalized cellulose nanofibril films demonstrates the possibility of efficiently converting foot traffic to electricity t ...
|Publication Year: 2016|
Highlight ID: 654
|FPL<>Renewable, Biodegradable Polylactic Acid-Cellulose Nanocrystal Composites for Packaging Applications|
Packaging research conducted at the Forest Products Laboratory is aimed at developing fully biobased composites containing cellulose nanomaterials for packaging applications. Cellulose nanomaterials e ...
Highlight ID: 651
|Highly-Efficient Capillary Photoelectrochemical Water Splitting Using Cellulose Nanofiber-Templated TiO2 Photoanodes|
Among current endeavors to explore renewable energy technologies, photoelectrochemical (PEC) water splitting holds great promise for conversion of solar energy to chemical energy. Light absorption, ch ...
Highlight ID: 653
|Improving the Hydrolysis and Fibrillation of Wood Into Cellulose Nanomaterials|
Cellulose nanomaterials have been receiving an increasing amount of interest from both the scientific and industrial communities because of their interesting properties, including good strength, absor ...
|Publication Year: 2015|
Highlight ID: 605
|Biodegradable Computer Chips Made From Wood|
The current consumable materials used in the electronics industry are neither recyclable nor sustainable. To reduce the use of expensive materials for electronics and to better protect the environment ...
|Publication Year: 2014|
Highlight ID: 582
|3D Engineered Panels from Laminated Paper Composites have Broad Potential|
Forest Service researchers are studying the use of high-strength laminated paper composite material as a low-cost replacement for aluminum and synthetic fiber-based composite panels for a variety of a ...
Highlight ID: 579
|A "Smart Sponge" Soaks Up Pollutants|
This "smart sponge" is one of a number of applications under development for the tiny wood fibers known as cellulose nanofibrils (CNF). The fibers possess a number of unique properties including renew ...
Highlight ID: 580
|Enhancing High-Performance Plastics with Nanocellulose|
Forest Service scientists are using nanocellulose to improve the performance of engineering plastics. By applying advanced processing methods, the scientists are able to temporarily reduce the melting ...
Highlight ID: 587
|Short Cellulose Nanofibrils Reinforce Aligned Polyvinyl Alcohol Fibers|
Cellulose nanomaterials have recently gained much attention for their potential use for reinforcing polymers and for use in functional materials. Forest Service researchers developed procedures for cr ...
Highlight ID: 584
|Wood Flour Extraction Improves Moisture Performance of Wood-Plastic Composites|
Improving the moisture performance of wood-plastic composites provides a potential avenue toward improving the product's overall durability. Forest Service scientists evaluated methods for pre-treatin ...
|Publication Year: 2013|
Highlight ID: 442
|Creating Advanced Graphene Material from Lignin|
Graphene materials are produced from carbon containing compounds by physical, thermal, or chemical process in either the gas, liquid, or solid phase. Forest Service scientists and their partners at Mi ...
Highlight ID: 443
|Nanocellulose Gels Spun Into Continuous Fibers for Use in Advanced Composites|
Forest Service scientists worked with the University of Wisconsin to spin nanocellulose gels into continuous fibers so that they can be used more efficiently in advanced composites. The researchers ar ...
Highlight ID: 451
|Panels Made from Wood and Recycled Fibers Go To Hollywood and Around the World|
The Forest Service's Forest Products Laboratory is moving sustainable structural panel forming technology from the laboratory to commercial reality. The laboratory is working with Noble Environment Te ...
Highlight ID: 453
|Wood-Plastic Composites Improved with Fiber Pre-Treatment|
Scientists determine the dimensional stability of wood-plastic composites can be improved by treating wood sawdust and particles derived from beetle-killed trees with potassium methyl siliconate befor ...
|Publication Year: 2012|
Highlight ID: 8
|Cellulose Nanofiber Composites Can Serve as Substrate for Flexible Electronics|
Transparent films made from cellulose nanofibers have low thermal expansion and the potential to serve as a foundation for flexible electronics. ...
Highlight ID: 4
|Metal Core Nanoparticles Created From Wood Char, a Bioenergy Byproduct|
Shell-encapsulated metal core carbon nanoparticles have potential applications in magnetic data storage, xerography, drug delivery, and as a catalyst in other chemical reactions ...
Highlight ID: 5
|New Drying Process Gives Black Locust Wood Exotic Appearance|
Heat treatment that prevents discoloration increases uses of this fast growing wood ...
Highlight ID: 28
|Partnership Produces 3D (3-Dimensional) Engineered Fiberboard Panels|
Naturally bonded boards can use fibers produced from a variety of renewable sources including wood from forest thinnings and recycled paper fibers ...
Highlight ID: 12
|Wood-Plastic Composites Improved with Glass|
Adding microsized glass particles to wood-plastic composites creates a less dense but stiffer material for use in a variety of building applications ...
|Publication Year: 2011|
Highlight ID: 304
|Integrating the Production of Nanofibrillated Cellulose and Biofuels|
FPL researchers have demonstrated a method of integrating the production of cellulose nanofibers and biofuels. Such a strategy is expected to improve the economics and reduce the financial risks assoc ...
Highlight ID: 306
|Pretreating Wood Chips for Manufacturing Medium Density Fiberboard|
FPL researchers studied how pretreating wood chips before manufacturing medium density fiberboard affected both the end product and the amount of carbohydrates extracted as a potential resource for bi ...
Highlight ID: 307
|Producing Value-Added Composite Panels from Aspen Slash Wood|
The disposal of forest thinning residue is a concern when looking at sustainable forest management. Researchers found this material could be a valuable resource for commercially available structural ...
Highlight ID: 308
|Rice Straw Particleboard|
There has recently been a revival of interest in using agriculture residues to produce particleboards and other composite panels due to competition for wood raw materials and for economical and enviro ...
Highlight ID: 288
|Softening of Biomass and Its Effect on Fuel Pellet Production|
Biomass such as torrefied wood or wheat straw are of increasing interest as fuel but are difficult to pelletize. Researchers are investigating the softening behavior of these materials to improve the ...
Highlight ID: 322
|Technology Transfer in Action|
FPL-developed panels made from forest residuals, recycled fiber, and agricultural by-products are being commercialized by two start-up companies. ...
|Publication Year: 2010|
Highlight ID: 162
|An Innovative Method for Determining Moisture Gradient of Wood Products|
Changes in moisture content of wood-based composite materials can lead to linear expansion and, more specifically, hygroexpansion. This can cause severe internal stresses resulting in deformities and ...
Highlight ID: 170
|Centennial Edition, Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material|
The Wood Handbook—Wood as an Engineering Material serves as a primary reference document for a wide variety of users-from the general public through architects and design engineers who use wood ...
Highlight ID: 163
|Effects of Press Sizes on Internal Steam Pressure during Particleboard Hot-Pressing Process|
Internal steam pressure produced during the hot-pressing cycle in particleboard production is critical to the newly developed bond strength that will determine the overall performance of particleboard ...
Highlight ID: 161
|Evaluation of Various Fire Retardants for Use in Wood Flour/Polyethylene Composites|
Wood-plastic composites (WPCs) represent a class of materials increasingly used in residential construction and furniture-making. The fire performance of WPCs is not well understood, however, and ther ...
Highlight ID: 165
|Fabrication Utilization of Recycled Fiber/Agricultural Fiber Panels and Exhibit|
The Forest Products Laboratory's research using anaerobically digested agricultural waste fibers combined with recycled paper fibers to make structural panels was selected by a prominent design firm f ...
Highlight ID: 160
|Improved Composites from Wood Flour and Mixed Plastics|
In a cooperative project with Louisiana State University, Forest Products Laboratory researchers have used crosslinking technologies, commonly used in the cable coating industry, to optimize the perfo ...
Highlight ID: 174
|Increasing the Value of Slash by Use in Oriented Strand Board|
The project takes a closer look at chunkwood processing first developed in 1977 at the Northern Research Station lab in Houghton, MI. Branches and tree tops as small as 2 inch diameter are cut to 5 in ...
Highlight ID: 164
|Particleboard Panels Manufactured from Rice Straws of Different Geometries|
Faced with worldwide shortages of forest resources, environmental pollution and waste of biological resources resulting from field burning of rice straw and other agriculture residues, there has been ...
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|Below are the 50 most recent products author or co-authored by researchers of this unit that have been posted, sorted by publication year and title. To access the complete repository of FPL products, click here.|
|Publication Year||Title||Date Posted|
|2021||Advancements in traditional and nanosized flame retardants for polymers—A review||03/18/21|
|2021||Mechanical properties of wood-based composite materials||03/25/21|
|2021||Wood-based composite materials: panel products, glued laminated timber, structural composite lumber, and wood–nonwood composites||03/25/21|
|2020||Analyzing the film formation mechanism of cellulose nanoparticles (CNPs) based on the fast freeze-drying morphology||09/29/20|
|2020||Cellulose nanofibrils versus cellulose nanocrystals: Comparison of performance in flexible multilayer films for packaging applications||09/29/20|
|2020||Cellulose nanomaterials and their products from hardwoods||04/03/20|
|2020||Comparative Study of Direct Compounding, Coupling Agent-Aided and Initiator-Aided Reactive Extrusion to Prepare Cellulose Nanocrystal/PHBV (CNC/PHBV) Nanocomposite||03/12/20|
|2020||Effects of multi-stage milling method on the energy consumption of comminuting forest residuals||09/29/20|
|2020||Effects of nanomaterial additive on wood bonding properties of polyvinyl acetate adhesives cured using radio-frequency-based heating technology||08/04/20|
|2020||Flexible magnetostrictive nanocellulose membranes for actuation, sensing, and energy harvesting applications||04/09/20|
|2020||Heterogeneously integrated flexible microwave amplifiers on a cellulose nanofibril substrate||08/21/20|
|2020||Long-term field exposure of wood-plastic composites processed on a commercial-size extruder||07/10/20|
|2020||Novel method of compounding cellulose nanocrystal suspensions into poly(lactic acid) and poly(vinyl acetate) blends||04/10/20|
|2020||Preparation of cellulose nanocrystal-polyoropylene masterbatches by water-assisted thermokinetic mixing||05/29/20|
|2020||Propionylation-modified chitin with improved solubility in green ethanol/water binary solvents for sustainable film and coating applications||09/15/20|
|2020||Thermal stability of metal-lignin composites prepared by coprecipitation method||08/21/20|
|2020||Towards the scalable isolation of cellulose nanocrystals from tunicates||03/10/21|
|2019||Developing chitin nanocrystals for flexible packaging coatings||09/28/20|
|2019||Effects of bentonite on physical, mechanical and barrier properties of cellulose nanofibril hybrid films for packaging applications||04/03/20|
|2019||Efficient conversion of lignin waste to high value bio-graphene oxide nanomaterials||08/30/19|
|2019||Fabrication and characterization of emulsified and freeze-dried epoxy/cellulose nanofibril nanocomposite foam||08/30/19|
|2019||Functionalized Cellulose Nanocrystals: A Potential Fire Retardant for Polymer Composites||12/20/19|
|2019||Mass production of graphene materials from solid carbon sources using a molecular cracking and welding method||09/06/19|
|2019||PHBV-graft-GMA via reactive extrusion and its use in PHBV/nanocellulose crystal composites||09/27/19|
|2019||Rheological properties of cellulose nanocrystals engineered polylactic acid nanocomposites||12/20/19|
|2019||Wet compounding of cellulose nanocrystals into polylactic acid for packaging applications||09/27/19|
|2018||Catalytic conversion of Kraft lignin to bio-multilayer graphene materials under different atmospheres||12/02/19|
|2018||Catalytic graphitization of kraft lignin to graphene-based structures with four different transitional metals||10/01/19|
|2018||Coir fibers as valuable raw material for biofuel pellet production||08/31/18|
|2018||Colemanite: a fire retardant candidate for wood plastic composites||04/17/18|
|2018||Dispersing and stabilizing cellulose nanoparticles in acrylic resin dispersions with unreduced transparency and changed rheological property||10/02/19|
|2018||Effect of freeze-drying on the morphology of dried cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) and tensile properties of poly(lactic) acid-CNC composites||08/27/18|
|2018||Energy consumption of two-stage fine grinding of Douglas-fir wood||09/06/19|
|2018||Fabrication and characterization of cellulose nanofibrils/epoxy nanocomposite foam||08/16/19|
|2018||Facile fabrication of 100% bio-based and degradable ternary cellulose/PHBV/PLA composites||10/01/19|
|2018||Facile Preparation of Cellulose/Polylactide Composite Materials with Tunable Mechanical Properties||09/27/18|
|2018||Green esterification: a new approach to improve thermal and mechanical properties of poly(lactic acid) composites reinforced by cellulose nanocrystals||10/02/19|
|2018||Highly porous polymer aerogel film-based triboelectric nanogenerators||09/28/18|
|2018||Improvement of enzymatic digestibility of wood by a sequence of optimized milling procedures with final vibratory tube mills for the amorphization of cellulose||09/06/19|
|2018||Increased sugar yield from pre-milled Douglas-fir forest residuals with lower energy consumption by using planetary ball milling||09/27/18|
|2018||Methods for Synthesizing Graphene from Encapsulated Particles *||01/18/18|
|2018||Moisture and oxygen barrier properties of cellulose nanomaterial-based films||08/31/18|
|2018||Novel micronized woody biomass process for production of cost-effective clean fermentable sugars||09/06/19|
|2018||Performance of high lignin content cellulose nanocrystals in poly(lactic acid)||05/30/18|
|2018||Spin-coating: a new approach for improving dispersion of cellulose nanocrystals and mechanical properties of poly (lactic acid) composites||08/31/18|
|2018||Synthetic bio-graphene based nanomaterials through different iron catalysts||09/26/19|
|2018||Techno-economic analysis of forest residue conversion to sugar using three-stage milling as pretreatment||10/02/19|
|2018||Termite resistance of wood-plastic composites made with acetylated wood flour, coupling agent or zinc borate||07/26/18|
|2018||Water based esterification of cellulose nanofibrils for compounding with PLA||09/10/18|
|2018||Water vapor and oxygen barrier properties of extrusion-blown poly(lactic acid)/cellulose nanocrystals nanocomposite films||09/26/19|
|2017||A co-production of sugars, lignosulfonates, cellulose, and cellulose nanocrystals from ball-milled woods||10/06/17|
|2017||A composite generator film impregnated with cellulose nanocrystals for enhanced triboelectric performance||08/24/17|
|2017||A freestanding cellulose nanofibril–reduced graphene oxide–molybdenum oxynitride aerogel film electrode for all-solid-state supercapacitors with ultrahigh energy density||09/27/18|
|2017||Accelerated aging of preservative-treated structural plywood||09/05/17|
|2017||Aligned nanocomposites from cellulose nanocrystals by electrospinning with a soluble polymer followed by thermoset impregnation||03/30/17|
|2017||Assessing multi-scale deconstruction of wood cell wall subjected to mechanical milling for enhancing enzymatic hydrolysis||02/22/19|
|2017||Blown film extrusion of poly(lactic acid) without melt strength enhancers||02/13/18|
|2017||Characterization of micronized wood and energy-size relationship in wood comminution||02/22/19|
|2017||Chemical modification of nanocellulose with canola oil fatty acid methyl ester||09/05/17|
|2017||Chemically functionalized natural cellulose materials for effective triboelectric nanogenerator development||09/21/18|
|2017||Cone calorimeter evaluation of reinforced hybrid wood-aluminum composites||08/29/18|
|2017||Effect of compounding approaches on fiber dispersion and performance of poly(lactic acid)/cellulose nanocrystal composite blown films||09/15/17|
|2017||Effect of processing parameters on the synthesis of lignin-based graphene-encapsulated copper nanoparticles||09/24/18|
|2017||Effects of density, cellulose nanofibrils addition ratio, pressing method, and particle size on the bending properties of wet-formed particleboard||10/05/17|
|2017||Evaluating the effect of wood ultrastructural changes from mechanical treatment on kinetics of monomeric sugars and chemicals production in acid bisulfite treatment||02/22/19|
|2017||Flammability properties and radiant fraction of FRT wood plastic composites using mass loss calorimeter under HRR hood||10/06/17|
|2017||Impact performance of two bamboo-based laminated composites||10/06/17|
|2017||Long term durability of wood-plastic composites made with chemically modified wood||09/27/17|
|2017||Microstructure change in wood cell wall fracture from mechanical pretreatment and its influence on enzymatic hydrolysis||10/06/17|
|2017||Modeling the production of sugar and byproducts from acid bisulfite pretreatment and enzymatic hydrolysis of Douglas-fir||08/31/18|
|2017||Nanocomposites from lignin-containing cellulose nanocrystals and poly(lactic acid)||09/13/17|
|2017||Nanofibrillated cellulose from appalachian hardwoods logging residues as template for antimicrobial copper||08/30/17|
|2017||Orthogonal model and experimental data for analyzing wood-fiber-based tri-axial ribbed structural panels in bending||03/23/17|
|2017||Performance of poly(lactic acid)/ cellulose nanocrystal composite blown films processed by two different compounding approaches||02/15/19|
|2017||Preparation and characterization of cellulose nanocrystals from the bio-ethanol residuals||10/06/17|
|2017||Preparation and characterization of the nanocomposites from chemically modified nanocellulose and poly(lactic acid)||04/09/18|
|2017||Size effects on acid bisulfite pretreatment efficiency: multiple product yields in spent liquor and enzymatic digestibility of pretreated solids||10/06/17|
|2017||Technical note: stress analysis of cellulosic-manure composites||10/05/17|
|2017||Temperature and copper concentration effects on the formation of graphene-encapsulated copper nanoparticles from kraft lignin||09/21/18|
|2017||Temperature effects on formation of carbon-based nanomaterials from kraft lignin||09/27/18|
|2017||The use of new, aqueous chemical wood modifications to improve the durability of wood-plastic composites||07/05/17|
|2017||Triboelectric Nanogenerators Based on Chemically Treated Cellulose *||12/20/17|
|2017||Vertical density profile and internal bond strength of wet-formed particleboard bonded with cellulose nanofibrils||10/05/17|
|2016||Aldehyde-functionalized porous nanocellulose for effective removal of heavy metal ions from aqueous solutions||10/06/17|
|2016||Assessing the specific energy consumption and physical properties of comminuted Douglas-fir chips for bioconversion||12/23/16|
|2016||Cellulose nanocrystals as barrier performance enhancer of extrusion-blown PLA films for food applications||09/26/16|
|2016||Characterizations of biodegradable epoxy-coated cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) thin film for flexible microwave applications||10/06/17|
|2016||Determining shear modulus of thin wood composite materials using a cantilever beam vibration method||09/26/16|
|2016||Effect of the particle geometry and adhesive mass percentage on the physical and mechanical properties of particleboard made from peanut hull||08/29/18|
|2016||Endoglucanase post-milling treatment for producing cellulose nanofibers from bleached eucalyptus fibers by a supermasscolloider||07/15/16|
|2016||Evaluation of physical structural features on influencing enzymatic hydrolysis efficiency of micronized wood||10/06/17|
|2016||High-density platinum nanoparticle-decorated titanium dioxide nanofiber networks for efficient capillary photocatalytic hydrogen generation||10/06/17|
|2016||Improved fatigue performance for wood-based structural panels using slot and tab construction||03/22/17|
|2016||Introduction to the special issue on nanocellulose composites||10/06/17|
|2016||Low temperature synthesis of graphene-encapsulated copper nanoparticles from kraft lignin||02/22/19|
|2016||Measurement of Dynamic Viscoelasticity of Full-Size Wood Composite Panels Using a Vibration Testing Method||07/28/16|
|2016||Mechanical characterization of scalable cellulose nano-fiber based composites made using liquid composite molding process||09/26/16|
|2016||Methods for Synthesizing Graphene From a Lignin Source *||05/26/16|
|2016||Modification of cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) for use in poly(lactic acid) (PLA)-CNC composite packaging products||09/30/16|
|2016||Multistep process to produce fermentable sugars and lignosulfonates from softwood enzymolysis residues||10/06/17|
|Below are 9 research projects associated with this research unit.|
|Project Number||Title||Project Dates|
|FPL-4706-3A||Develop tools to address resource sustainability, enhance recyclability and minimize the envrionmental impacts of composite processing||08-24-2007 - 08-23-2012|
|FPL-4706-1||Fundamental relationships of composites||08-15-2002 - 08-15-2007|
|FPL-4706-1A||Fundamental relationships of composites||08-24-2007 - 08-23-2012|
|FPL-4706-3B||Improve forest management, increasing resource sustainability, increasing recycling, exploring new applications & transferring technologies.||10-01-2012 - 09-30-2019|
|FPL-4706-2||Improve performance durability and value of composites||08-15-2002 - 08-15-2007|
|FPL-4706-2A||Improve performance durability and value of composites||08-24-2007 - 08-23-2012|
|FPL-4706-2B||Improve performance, durability & value of existing composites; develop next generation wood or wood-derived composites.||10-01-2012 - 09-30-2019|
|FPL-4706-1B||Understand the characteristics and interactions of raw materials and use this knowledge to optimize composite process and performance||10-01-2012 - 09-30-2019|
|FPL-4706-3||Using composites for resource sustainability||08-15-2002 - 08-15-2007|
|Product Promotes Healthy Ecosystems and Rural Economy|
Western juniper and pinyon pine have spread over millions of acres of rangeland in the west, lowering the water table and increasing erosion and pollution of streams and lakes. Researchers in Engineered Composites Sciences developed a composite panel made from juniper and recycled high-density polyethylene plastic as a means to better utilize and add value to this resource while helping to alleviate some of these ecological tensions.
With the help of FPL's Forest Products Marketing Unit (FPMU), P&M Signs, Inc., of Mountainair, New Mexico, now produces Altree® based on this research. Altree® is a high-value wood-plastic composite that is non-corrosive, insect and mold resistant, nontoxic, and stable in all weather conditions.
It can be used in many applications, including signage, decking, fencing, picnic tables, park benches, tool handles and landscape timbers. Altree® has been a success for the company and the community; major customers include the U.S. Forest Service, New Mexico Highway Department, New Mexico State Parks, New Mexico Game and Fish, and National Parks.
Below are the 10 most recent Lab Notes blog postings pertaining to this research unit.
|Research on Electronic Components Made from Wood Continues to Advance|
The Forest Products Laboratory and the University of Wisconsin-Madison (UW) have a history of collaboration aimed at making electronic components from wood. From flexible electronic screens to computer chips, this partnership has produced fascinatin...
|Method for Producing Graphene from Lignin Awarded Patent|
Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) researcher Zhiyong Cai, with industrial and academic partners from Domtar Corporation and Mississippi State University, was granted a patent on June 2, 2020 for their method of synthesizing graphene from lignin. ...
|Research in Progress – Combating Climate Change through Sustainable Wood Products|
Copyright atelierjones. Used by permission. Like a raging forest fire, climate change has many fronts. And it won’t be fixed by a singular solution. Heroic systemic changes throughout all sectors are needed in order to reduce greenhouse gas (GH...
|Collaboration Yields U.S. Patent for Green Building Materials|
University of Colorado Denver (CU) professor and architect Julee Herdt, in collaboration with John Hunt of the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL), and Kellen Schauermann, architect, CU alumnus and research assistant, recently received a patent for envi...
|"The Revolutionary Role of Wood in our Future":|
The following is a post on the USDA blog highlighting research from the Forest Products Laboratory and the Northern Research Station. The original post can be seen here...
|Plywood from Past to Present:|
Plywood is one of the most common, yet overlooked materials used throughout the world today. But how has this revolutionary wood composite, dating back to 2600 BC Egypt, influenced the changing times?
|Cellulose Nanocomposites Workshop:|
Are you interested in learning about the exciting opportunities that lignocellulosic nanomaterials and nanocomposites offer? If so, we invite you to attend a workshop at the Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) to hear from some of the most experienced p...
|Mass Timber Research Workshop Presentations Available Online!|
The Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) recently hosted the inaugural Mass Timber Research Workshop in cooperation with Woodworks – Wood Products Council. During the two-day event, more than 120 national and international attendees, including 26 prese...
|Register Now! Free Cellulose Nanomaterials Webinar|
The Forest Products Society is offering a free webinar titled "Overview of Cellulose Nanomaterials and Nanocomposites" on Tuesday, October 6, 2015, at 1:30 p.m. EDT. Forest Products Laboratory (FPL) Research Materials Engineer Ronald Sabo will be pre...
|FPL Partner Procures Patent:|
Whether serving as a bookshelf, tabletop, or wall panel, the composite board is a ubiquitous construction material found in furniture and homes alike. Traditional composite boards use mankind's most trusted building resource, wood, as a base — but ...