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Webinar: Cellulose Nanomaterials – A Transformative Opportunity for the Forest Products Industry

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What are cellulose nanomaterials? What potential do they offer our industry? Register for a free webinar on Friday, May 10th at 11:00 a.m. EST to learn about these new materials and their applications.

Sponsored by TAPPI's International Nanotechnology Division, Sean Ireland, manager of New Technologies and Market Ventures, Verso Paper Corp. and the Nano Division chair, will share how as we move forward in the 21st Century, there is a unique opportunity due to the demand in materials, energy, food, and water driven by world economics and populations. The potential is to open our minds and re-think our uses for trees in producing many of the materials we use today, from composites, batteries, super-capacitors, high-efficiency filters, reinforce polymers, bioplastics, coatings, sensors, flexible display, membranes and many other high-end products.

Sean will explain how this is coming into existence through the most widely available, environmentally friendly polymer on the planet – cellulose. By breaking down cellulose to nanoscale materials, we uncover unique properties, and the nanomaterials can be produced in large quantities for commercialization that will preserve existing jobs, allowing our mature industry to remain competitive and improving the environment.

Learn about the latest advances in renewable nanomaterials at TAPPI's 8th Annual International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials to be held June 24-27, 2013, in Stockholm, Sweden. This year's program is the largest to date with more than 80 technical presentations.


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