Roadmap for the Safe and Sustainable Commercialization of Nanocellulose

On Thursday, Jo Anne Shatkin presents this hour long WEBINAR about Nanocellulose, an exciting bio-based material, and her analysis of the environmental, health and safety aspects important to commercializing nanocellulose as a sustainable material.

Responsible and sustainable new technology development requires proactive consideration of potential impacts across the life cycle of materials. The need for data a priori to application development creates challenges for a regulatory structure designed to test individual substances in pure form. This webinar describes the development of an environmental health and safety roadmap for nanocellulose to ensure commercialization opportunities are informed by state of the art testing and analysis demonstrating the safety of consumer and related products containing nanocellulose.

TAPPI Nanotechnology Division to Host Webinar

At noon EST on Thursday, February 27, join Jo Anne Shatkin, Ph.D. of Vireo Advisors LLC for the webinar, Roadmap for the Safe and Sustainable Commercialization of Nanocellulose.

For novel nanoscale materials, limitations in the availability and reliability of data create challenges for measuring and assessing their potential risks to health and the environment in real world applications, particularly because of the dynamic nature of these materials in the environment. The webinar describes a methodology for assessing potential health and environmental risks of novel materials, NANO LCRA, an iterative, tiered approach to risk assessment of nanomaterials, incorporating life cycle systems thinking into the risk analysis paradigm to inform data gaps, with increasing data requirements as products approach commercialization. The state of the science for understanding nanocellulose behavior across the product life cycle will be summarized and the roadmap toward sustainable commercialization presented.

This 60-minute webinar is ideal for CTOs, Regulatory Affairs, Sustainability Officers, and Innovation Officers.