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Over 230 delegates from 25 countries gathered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada last week at TAPPI's 9th International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Nanomaterials. "This year's conference was exceptional," noted co-chair Wadood Hamad, Priniciple Scientist, FPInnovations. "The keynote and technical presentations were of very high quality. The advancements made in many applications show great promise, and we will see expanded commercial use of these renewable biomaterials."

Key Announcements made at TAPPI International Nanotechnology Conference

Atlanta, GA | Posted on July 7th, 2014

"This year's conference had an excellent balance of presentations on fundamental topics and applications," commented co-chair Orlando J. Rojas, Professor at North Carolina State & Aalto University. "Expert scientists from around the globe shared new insights and remarkable, high quality work."

"This year's conference had significant representation from those companies and organizations in Japan that are involved in cellulose nanomaterials," noted co-chair Akiro Isoagi, University of Tokyo. "It was a great honor to work with the co-chairs and conference planners to showcase the work going on in Japan and Asia."

Several key commercial announcements were made at this year's conference, highlighting the tangible growth in this emerging market area of renewable biopolymers:

Celluforce, which opened their commercial plant in January 2012, shared six advanced commercial projects.
Imerys announced the launch of their new FiberLean™ MFC innovative composite, which enables a 10-15% reduction in fiber usage for papermaking applications.
Representatives from the newly formed BioFilaments shared information on their unique high performance biomaterial derived from wood cellulose to be used as reinforcing agents and rheological modifiers.
Blue Goose Biorefineries presented their patent-pending process for producing cellulose nanocrystals from wood pulp.
Nippon Paper Industries introduced Cellenpia, their cellulose nanofibers produced from their pre-commercial plant.
GL&V presented their commercial system, developed with the Univeristy of Maine, to produce cellulose nanofibrils at a very low energy cost.
American Process Inc. presented their latest results of producing lignin-coated nanocellulose particles using their AVAP® technology which produces a material that is more easily dispersed and has enhanced properties.

Also at this year's conference, Dr. Richard Berry, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer for CelluForce, was honored with TAPPI's International Nanotechnology Division's first Technical Award. This award recognizes outstanding accomplishments or contributions which have advanced the responsible and sustainable production and use of renewable nanomaterials. Dr. Berry was presented this award which was sponsored by Imerys. Plans are underway for next year's conference, scheduled for 22-25 June 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.

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TAPPI is the leading association for the worldwide pulp, paper, packaging, tissue and converting industries and publisher of Paper360°, Tissue360° 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 99 years.

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