+composites Webinar

Event Date: 
Monday, 30 June, 2014 - 10:00

On June 30, 2014 Yousseff Habibi from CRP Henri Tudor hold the webinar: Nanocellulose: An emerging nanofiller for biocomposites

Since their first isolation in 1940s by Randy, nanocrystalline cellulose start attracting the attention of the material community. Later during 1980s, Turbark group’s succeeded in extracting a new kind of nanosized cellulose product, they called microfibrillated cellulose, stimulating further the interest toward these renewable building blocks.  Nowadays with the emergence of the green portfolio, numerous efforts are being focused on the use of materials from renewable resources, and we are attesting a huge and unprecedented interest for nanocelluloses. This interest is due to their renewability and biodegradability, in addition to their appealing intrinsic properties such as low density, outstanding mechanical properties. Moreover, nanocelluloses possess spectacular optical properties originating from their ability to self-organize into liquid crystalline arrangements. All these impressive properties allow their use in wide range of innovative applications.
This webinar provided an overview on nanocellulose followed by few examples related to their chemical modification and processing using various techniques to access useful nanomaterials for different applications.
Speaker : Youssef Habibi, Department of Advanced Materials and Structures - CRP Henri Tudor (Luxembourg)
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