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The technical program for the 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials will feature several dynamic keynote presentations focusing on the steps needed to deploy emerging nanotechnologies into the bioeconomy. The conference will be held June 24-27, 2013 at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm, Sweden and highlight the latest developments in technology, research and applications.

Keynote Speakers Address Entering the Biomaterials Market

Atlanta, GA | Posted on March 19th, 2013

This year's conference features keynote presentations that focus on the steps needed to deploy emerging nanotechnologies into the bioeconomy. Hear from these recognized global leaders:

"Small World, Large Impact: Driving a Materials Revolution through Nanotechnology"
Arthur Carty, Executive Director & Research Professor in the Department of Chemistry, Waterloo Institute for Nanotechnology, University of Waterloo, Special Advisor to the President on International Science and Technology Collaboration

"Towards High-Value Applications of Nanocellulose: A Player and Patent Landscape Approach"
Katja Salmenkivi, Pöyry Management Consulting

"Key Considerations for Successful Technology Transfer of Nanocellulose"
Martha Marrapese, Keller and Heckman, USA

"Life Cycle Considerations of Nanomaterials: Possibilities for Evaluating the Environmental Impact Renewable Nanomaterials"
David Lazarevic, Division of Environmental Strategies Research and the Division of Industrial Ecology, KTH

"Nanosafety Research and Legislation in European Union: Future Activities"
Tom van Teunenbroek, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, The Netherlands

TAPPI's 8th International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials is the only event that explores how nanotechnology can transform biomaterials into high-value products that expand and transcend traditional forest products portfolios. It brings together leading researchers, industry experts, government representatives and other stakeholders from around the world.

A comprehensive technical program forms the core of the conference. Topics include safety, standards, nanocoatings, packaging developments and applications, nanocrystal modeling, composites/interfaces, rheology in suspensions, surface modifications, CNF processing and organic/inorganic nanocellulose hybrids.


TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging and converting industries and publisher of Paper360° and TAPPI JOURNAL. Through information exchange, events, trusted content and networking opportunities, TAPPI helps members elevate their performance by providing solutions that lead to better, faster and more cost-effective ways of doing business. It has provided management training and networking to the industry’s leaders for more than 98 years. Visit

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TAPPI Marketing


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