Forth Training School

Stockholm (SE), April 25-27, 2016

Nanocellulose shaping

The Training School was hosted by SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden in collaboration with Innventia. During the first day of the training school there were lectures on production of nanocellulose, modification, charcaterisation, and applications. The second day was a joint workshop with the WoodWisdom-net project WoTIM hosted by Innventia. During this day we got insight into the area of woodbased thermal insulation, one of all applications where nanocellulose could be utilized.

The third day started off with a presentation on surface modification and characterisation. Thereafter there were visits to the labs of SP and Innventia. At SP the nFOG technique for depositing nanocellulose on surfaces was demonstrated, as well as plasma treatment and surface analysis techniques. At Innventia the pilot plant for cellulose nanofibrill (CNF) production and the pilot papermaking facility FEX was shown.

All in all 30 participants from 15 countries joined the training school.

Presentations day 1:

Methods for Chemical Modification of Nanocellulose
Alistar King (University of Helsinki, Finland) Download PDF

Production methods of nanocellulose (CNF)-principles
Tom Lindström (Innventia, Sweden) Download PDF

Characterization of cellulose nanofibrils (CNF)
Ali Naderi  (Innventia, Sweden) Download PDF

Cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) – some aspects of properties and potential applications
Agne Swerin (SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden) Download PDF

Presentations day 2:

The presentations are available on WoTIMs webpage.


Presentations day 3:

Characterisation of nano cellulose surfaces
Wim Thielemans (KU Leuven, Belguim)

A novel aerosol based wet coating technology called nFOG™ and its applications
Mikko Tuominen (SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden) Download PDF