Register below to participate in a webinar on
FUTURE APPLICATIONS FOR NANOCELLULOSE MATERIALS
The Promise of Nanocellulose: an Emerging New Material with Broad Applications
Thursday, March 12, 2020
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Professor Silvana Andreescu
PULP AND PAPER INNOVATION & RESOURCES WORK GROUP
This webinar will explore future uses of nanocellulose, an emerging and exciting material for energy, food, environmental and biomedical applications.
Nanocellulose is derived from cellulose in the form of cellulose nanocrystals, cellulose nanofibers, or bacterial nanocellulose and is produced from wood pulp by acid hydrolysis. The resulting structures have dimensions ranging between 5-100 nm, or longer.
Unique properties of nanocellulose include high surface area, high mechanical strength and barrier properties, good biocompatibility, biodegradability and antimicrobial activity, making it a promising candidate for use in a variety of applications. For example nanocellulose can be used as a reinforcing agent to improve the native properties of materials and impart additional functions like antimicrobial, oxygen barrier, and more. In papermaking and packaging, it can be used to produce lighter, more biodegradable and stronger materials while its antimicrobial properties have applications in the biomedical field. While the properties of nanocellulose are only beginning to be explored, its promise to replace traditional materials and manufacturing is high.
If you are interested in new developments and innovative technology for the future use of paper and pulp, you won’t want to miss this webinar which will address the production, unique properties and applications of nanocellulose, and its value as a sustainable material with potential market value in NY State.
Professor Silvana Andreescu is the Egon Matijević Endowed Chair in Chemistry and Professor of Bioanalytical Chemistry, Department of Chemistry and Biomolecular Science at Clarkson University in Potsdam, NY. She is also Co-Director of the Center for Advanced Materials Processing, a New York State Center for Advanced Technology at Clarkson University. Her expertise and research interests are in the areas of bioanalytical chemistry, electrochemistry, bionanotechnology, biosensing and environmental nanotechnology.
This webinar is organized by New York State economic development agencies and academic research centers (listed below) to provide paper and pulp companies across New York State an opportunity to explore a wide range of available solutions to maintain their competitiveness and explore future markets.
Register here today! After registering, an email confirmation with the Zoom webinar links and call-in numbers will be sent to you.
For questions, please contact Elisabeth Cain, Director for Business Development, CAMP, at 315-268-3750 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Center for Advanced Materials Processing (CAMP)
CITEC Business Solutions
Clean Energy Smart Manufacturing Innovation Institute (CESMII)
New York State Pollution Prevention Institute (NYP2I)
Workforce Development Institute (WDI)