Project leader: Gunnar Westman

Scale-up of sustainable production of dialdehyde cellulose and dialcohol cellulose

The project is a collaboration between Chalmers, KTH, BillerudKorsnäs and TetraPak.  The aim of the project is to develop a closed or semi-closed techno-economical feasible process for production of Dialdehyde cellulose, DAC and its derivatives with a target to replace plastic materials in different applications such as thermoforming, extrusion and moulding.  The project will have …

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Biocomposites from fibres and nanocellulose

The project is a post-doc project within WWSC 2.0 The engineering aim brought forward in the project is to produce composities by using chemically modified fibres and nanocellulose and use these as reinforcing-structural elements in a polymer matrix. The resulting composites material must be manufactured with conventional, possible slightly modified, polymer processing techniques in order …

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Biocomposites-Materials modification to increase the processabilty at high fiber content

The current application aims at facilitating a substantial increase in the content of renewable lignocellulosic fibers in fiber reinforced wood fiber polymer composites (WFPL). The target is to enable production of WFPL’s with a fiber content >> 60%. For the forest based industries, this will create new market segments within construction, automotive and industrial goods, …

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