Science and uses of nanocellulose & Cellulose films and foams, Workshop, 5-6 March 2014, Bangor, UK

The third workshop was held in Bangor, UK, on March 5–6, 2014, within the areas “Science and uses of nanocellulose” and “Cellulose films and foams”. The host of the meeting was The BioComposites Centre.
The programme and abstratcs for the meeting are available through the link below:

Scientific Programme and Abstracts

The oral presentations and posters can be found below:

Keynote lecture

Derek Gray
Nanocellulosic materials

Oral presentations

Stefan Viegel
Application potential of nanocellulose in the wood industry

Sara di Lonardo
Cellulosic neglected materials as potential resources for local industries

Magnus Gimåker
Production of MFC and its uses at Innventia

José Alberto Méndez
LEPAMAP Group research lines

Fabiola Vilaseca
Use of NFC in papermaking applications

Giovanni Emiliani
Influence of genotype and environmental variables in determining the physio-chemical properties of lignocellulosic material derived from cultivated trees

Janka Dibdiakova
LCA from the point of view of comparing a regenerated cellulose fibre with a textile fibre

Callum Hill
Environmental impacts associated with regenerated cellulose products

Jesús Ambrosio Martín
Melt polycondensation to improve the dispersion of bacterial cellulose into polylactide via melt compounding. Enhancing barrier and mechanical properties

Elena Vismara
Glycidylmethacrylate Cellulose-based Nanosponge: a Forecastfor Glycidykmethacrylate Nanocellulose Preparation and Use?

Samuel Eyley
A simple one-pot route to cationic cellulose nanocrystals

Yuval Nevo
Nanocrystalline cellulose/nanoparticles (NCC/NPs); Light tunable reinforced plastic sheets

National presentations



Christos Nitsos
Methods for selective fragmentation of lignocellulosic wastes and production of (nano)cellulose with improved valorization potential

Arnis Treimanis
Preparation and Characterisation of Bacterial NanoCellulose

Miriam Ribul
Design possibilities in regenerated cellulose materials (STSM presentation)

Hanna de la Motte
Increased reactivity and new applications for recycled cotton textiles by controlled characterization

Vanja Kokol (Univ. Maribor, SI):
The effect of nanocellulose on mechanical and barrier properties of soy-protein plasticized multi-layer films

Anders Thygesen
Fungal defibration of hemp fibres for cellulose isolation (STSM presentation)

Natalia Quijorna Kyburz
Simulation and Optimization of sulfite process to obtain dissolving pulp and valuable products from spent sulfite liquor

Valentina Coccia
Cellulose nanocrystals obtained from cynara cardunculus: lab procedure, SEM analysis, and optical properties

Selestina Gorgieva
The effect of cellulose-nanofibers phosphorylation, organic solvent content and cryo-parameters on scaffold micro-structuring

Amit Rivkin
A new route towards the insertion of nano crystalline cellulose into epoxy resins via recombinant proteins and construction of novel bio-nano-Composites

Daniel Hewson
Optical properties of cellulose nanocrystal mesogenic phases in thin films (STSM presentation)

Tiffany Abitbol
Surface modification of cellulose nanocrystals with cetyltrimethylammonium bromide

Jeremie Brand
Chemical functionalization of cellulose nanocrystals for photovoltaic applications

Krystyna Cieśla
The influence of ionising radiation on nanocellulose and the biodegradable films containing nanocellulose

Tim Liebert
Studies on the tosylation of cellulose in mixtures of ionic liquids and a co-solvent

Stephen Eichhorn
Structural colour using cellulose nanofibres

Kay Hettrich
Preparation and characterization of nano-cellulose

Nir Peer
Robust biodegradable optically tunable NCC sheets

Zeki Candan
Dynamic mechanical thermal analysis (DMTA) of nanocellulose reinforced urea-formaldehyde resin