Swedish scientists at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology have created a bio-based material made of cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) which they report to be stronger than all other man-made or natural bio-based materials, including spider silk and wood. The scientists are able to create incredibly strong macroscale fibers from CNF by controlling the particle size, interactions, alignment, diffusion, network formation and assembly. The result is nearly perfect unidirectional alignment of CNF into fibers with incredible strength. The authors report strengths exceeding metals, alloys, and glass fibers. Potential applications for the stronger, more lightweight material could include uses in airplanes, automobile, furniture and other products.
TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo
Meeting Date: June 17-19, 2019
Location: Boston, Massachusetts
Jo Anne Shatkin will co-chair “Tools and Techniques: Applying the Best Health, Safety, and Environment Practices to Advanced Manufacturing”. This will be the third installment of a panel which was started three years ago on applying the best health, safety, and environment practices to advanced manufacturing.
The team of Vireo Advisors is proud to present the following presentations at TechConnect World Innovation Conference & Expo:
Carbon-based Advanced and Nano-enabled Technologies: Addressing Safety, Health and Environmental Aspects across the Product Life-Cycle J.A. Shatkin, K.J. Ong, J.E. Ede, Vireo Advisors LLC
Evaluating the Safety of Nanomaterials for Food-Related Uses J. Ede, J.A. Shatkin, C. Sayes, K. Ong, Vireo Advisors, LLC
Mapping market, public, and regulatory concerns to scientific evidence in the risk assessment of nanomaterials K. Ong, J.A. Shatkin, J. Ede, Vireo Advisors, LLC
Evaluating the Safety Cellulose Nanomaterials for Food-Related Uses Using an Alternative Testing Strategy J. Ede, C. Sayes, J.A. Shatkin, Vireo Advisors
To register please visit the conference website.
2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials
Meeting Date: June 3-7, 2019
Location: Chiba, Japan
Vireo Advisors is pleased to host a workshop entitled "Cellulose Nanomaterial Safety, Building a Bridge from Theory to Practice"
at the 2019 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials. The workshop will focus on the occupational and environmental safety demonstration for cellulose nanomaterials, with special consideration of nanoscale properties of the materials. Concepts will be explored with case studies to present current knowledge, theory, and state-of-the-art practices for meeting regulatory requirements, and safety demonstration.
For more information, please contact Jo Anne Shatkin: JAShatkin@vireoadvisors.com .
Register to attend today!