Chalmers

The FORMAX-portal – access to advanced x-ray methods for forest industry

With the ForMAX Portal we aim to establish a platform at MAX IV that will contribute to the development of the forest industry with respect to knowledge, competence and competitiveness. The forest industry has been a cornerstone in Swedish economy during the last century. Presently the global competition regarding packaging paper grades and a general …

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Fibre-based materials for next generation energy storage systems

In this project we will explore the possibilities given by fibre-based wood polymer materials for applications for high capacity batteries, for electromobility as well as grid energy storage. These materials offer routes for modification and tuning of chemistry, the morphology and processing to obtain e.g. tailored porosity and functionality. This tailoring is needed both on …

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AvanCell

Visionen ar att med mindre modifieringar av dagens process ( och i stort sett med samma utrustning) kunna variera och styra några av massans nyckelegenskaper (så som fibernätverkets styrka, densitet och porositet) for att kunna möta kraven/specifikationerna som stalls hos nya cellulosabaserade produkter i en framtida alltmer differentierad marknad.  Projektet kommer att utgå ifrån fiberlinjens …

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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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Turning the cold NaOH(aq) into a powerful processing system for cellulose by utilizing its abundance of CO2 – a step towards sustainable textile processes

Today, there is an urge to meet the increased textile consumption by wood- and recycled cellulose textiles, based on new sustainable dissolution concepts for cellulose. Still, there are only few solvents capable of dissolving the intricate cellulose structure while being environmentally friendly and industrially viable. One of them, experiencing a renewed interest is undoubtedly cold …

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Investigation of membrane fouling during microfiltration of wood components

Development of efficient separation processes are crucial for the realisation of the biorefinery concept, which is important to enable the substitution of fossil raw materials for production of materials and chemicals. Membrane filtration as a pressure driven operation has the potential of being a very energy efficient separation method in this application. However one of …

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Wallenberg Wood Science Center

Wallenberg Wood Science Center is a research center with a focus on new materials from trees. The center creates knowledge and builds competence that has the potential to form the basis for an innovative and sustainable future value creation from forest raw materials. WWSC is a joint research center between KTH Royal Institute of Technology, …

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