Project financiers: SSF

Catalytic functionalization of lignin

In this project we functionalize lignin using catalysts to form functional materials suitable for crosslinking to thermosets and/or composite materials.

Towards Improved Molecular Understanding of Artificial Plant Cells

The project is on the development of artificial plant cells. This encompasses on one hand the development of plant cell models themselves (from layer-by-layer fabrication to more complex synthesis protocols) as well as method development of neutron and x-ray scattering techniques for the characterization of the artificial plant cells. In the end, a combination of …

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HEALIX

This project is about development of novel wound dressing materials  and we are  making  cellulose nanofiber hydrogels from wood as raw material.  

Production of new high-performance CNF biocomposites (Cellulose nano-composites)

The aim is to develop new methods for large-scale melt processing of thermoplastic composites reinforced with high content of cellulose nano-fibrils. The goal is a thermoplastic process capable of mixing and shaping thermoplastic compositions reinforced with 30 % or more nano-cellulose, obtaining a functional composite stiffness at least 10 times of the polymer matrix. Alternatively, …

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Separation av oligomer hemicellulosa från koklut

Projektets huvudsakliga mål är att fraktionera högmolekylär hemicellulosa från sulfitlut. Processen som har utveklats inom projektet bygger på en initial membranfiltrering för att höja hemicellulosakoncentrationen. Hemicellulosan fraktioneras därefter selektivt från lignosulfonaterna genom fällning med alkoholer eller ketoner som sedan kan återvinnas. Hemicellulosan från projektet har testats i ett antal olika applicationer, bl.a. för att producera …

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0-3D Production of power papers

In 0-3D, we explore process protocols and manufacturing techniques for products based on electro-functionalized cellulose and cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) at large scale and volumes – Production of Power Papers. Bulky cellulose and CNF structures are excellent as the 3D scaffold for electro-active nanoparticles (0D), nano-fibers (1D) and coaxial coatings (2D) in order to scale-up high-performing …

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