Plasticization and partial depolymerization of lignocellulose-based materials
Treesearch research themes:
AstraZenca, Battenfeld Sverige, BIM Kemi, Chalmers, Dentsply IH, Essity Hygiene and Health, Fasadglas Bäcklin, Frohe Group, IKEA of Sweden, IKEM, Johanneberg Science Park, Karolinska Universitetssjukhuset, Lantmännen, Noyron, Packbridge, SSAB EMEA, Stiftelsen Chalmers Industriteknik, Stora Enso, Tetra Pak, Västra Götalandsregionen
This project is a part of the competence center FibRe. This particular PhD student project aims to plasticize the lignin in the cell walls. The first part will be to extract lignin from wood and wheat straw, and to evaluate how different plasticizers affect the material properties. This will then be extrapolated to lignocellulose-based fibers.
Treesearch aims at creating a national platform to support the research on new materials from the forest. Research projects conducted within Treesearch research areas and the researchers who are active in these projects are welcome to join the platform.