Project financiers: Chalmers Area of Advance Material Science

Processing & Mechanics – Bio-based Polymer Composite Materials

With this project, we aim to advance the understanding, synthesis, manufacturing and modelling of biocomposites. In particular, we target polymers reinforced with cellulose fibers that have been grafted with cellulose nano crystals, the wood-based cellulose fibers and nano crystals are an important resource from the Swedish forest industry. The idea is to scale up a …

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All wood composites

Lightweight structural composites are a great way to reduce overall weight. Bio-based composites are used to replace fossil-based materials in non-structural applications. This project will develop new lightweight structural materials that are comprised of bio-based constituents. One of the most important aspects to understand when developing new composites is the interface functionalization chemistry and its impact on rheological …

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All wood cellulose films from flow

The project is on composites that comprise dominantly wood-based components. Fundamental endeavors are on orientation of cellulose nanomaterials and fibers in films. This is mediated via flow and shear. Cellulose body interactions are tuned by tuning particle surface characteristics. Rheology, crystallinity, strength and barrier performance are used to assess the products and the process. (part …

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Multiscale modelling and testing of biocomposites for equestrian sports

The aim of the project is to advance both the understanding and modelling of the mechanical response of biocomposites. In particular, we target biopolymers reinforced with cellulose fibres, the latter which is an important resource from the Swedish forest industry. The idea is to link advanced in-situ experimental testing (microscopy under mechanical loading) and numerical …

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