Loebker D.,Procter and Gamble |
Bohanan C.,TAPPI |
Berg S.,Thwing Albert Instrument Company |
Popson T.,Technidyne Corporation
Paper Conference and Trade Show, PaperCon 2014 | Year: 2014
TAPPI Test Methods • Diffuse and directional geometry • Separate method for each property ISO Standards • ONLY diffuse geometry • Standards group various properties Tissue Optical TAPPI Test Methods vs. ISO Standards • Small (insignificant) differences in description of backing preparation Tissue Optical Standards/Methods vs. non-Tissue • TAPPI has the same Test Methods for both applications • ISO has duplicated existing non-Tissue Standards.
Walker C.,TAPPI |
Coating International | Year: 2011
The International Conference 2011 on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials was conducted by the Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI). One of the conference focus areas was the application of nanotechnology based upon renewable materials to paper coatings and cellulose-based composites. Several presentations focused on the frontiers of the use of renewable and superabundant materials that can potentially replace petroleum-based polymers. Niharika Mishra (Penn State University, USA) presented results on the use of renewable materials such as chitosan (CS) and carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) to improve barrier properties. Jenni Sievänen (VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland) reported on results from producing composites made from minerals (kaolin or precipitated calcium carbonate, >50% by weight) and nanofibrillated cellulose. These composite sheets remained flexible, even with filler content above 80%, and had a smooth surface after calendering.
News Article | December 15, 2015
Now available on Laboratory-Equipment.com, are Forma Environmental chambers, manufactured by Thermo Fisher Scientific. These chambers provide uniform temperature conditions for labs to perform stability and shelf-life tests. Chambers meet ICH, FDA, TAPPI and ASTM testing standards. Horizontal laminar airflow evenly distributes air to create temperature uniformity, even with frequent access to the chamber. Temperature can be programmed from 0C to 60C, adjustable in 0.1 degree increments. Chambers may be customized to also control humidity and carbon dioxide to protect critical samples and provide a more authentic environmental for biological samples. Chambers are made of cold-rolled steel (exterior) and stainless steel (interior), and are built with rolling casters for easy placement in the lab. Stabilizing feet are used for leveling when the chamber is in in place. Chambers may be integrated with existing systems that monitor conditions and notify staff when they are out-of-spec. Laboratory-Equipment.com, a Terra Universal brand, offers hundreds of top-tier laboratory instruments and supplies. For more information about Thermo Fisher Scientific Forma Environmental Chambers, visit http://www.laboratory-equipment.com/environmental-chambers/forma-environmental-chambers-thermo-scientific.php.
Coating International | Year: 2013
The combination of nanotechnology and renewable materials offered a potentially significant commercial opportunity for the forest products industry. These facts were revealed by experts at the 2013 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials, held in Stockholm, Sweden in June 2013. Katja Salmenkivi, Principal, Pöyry Management Consulting, presented recent trends in patents on cellulose nanomaterials and the players active in the field. He revealed that a recent analysis found that patents issued for cellulose nanomaterials had increased significantly over the years. Applications patents covered a wide range, with composites and paper coating accounting for the greatest percentage. Martha Marrapese, Partner with Keller&Heckman, provided key considerations for successful technology transfer for cellulose nanomaterials, including time and cost to commercialize.
Paper360 | Year: 2012
Nanotechnology holds promise for many industrial sectors, leading to new and improved products. Nonwoven products are engineered fabrics made from a fiber web. They compromise a broad range of applications in a number of industries including wipes, hygiene products, medical products, automotive, geosynthetics, filtration, composites, insulation, and many others. Nanofiber can be made in many ways. Conventional methods such as metal blowing, allow the creation of fine fibers which are typically in the 500-900 nm range, but have a wide distribution of fiber diameters. Medical researchers are now looking to nanofibers for new breakthroughs and opportunities in repairing or replacing bone, cartilage, muscle and other whole tissues with a combination of engineered biomaterials and other biological materials. As a scaffolding material, nanofibers have a high surface area-to-volume ratio, which allows more protein to be absorbed, thereby increasing accommodation of cells within the matrix.
Fletty E.,TAPPI |
Paper360 | Year: 2012
The new TAPPISAFE program offers a way for pulp and paper mill contractors, suppliers and visitors to obtain certified safety training even before arriving at the site. The pulp and paper industry has always valued safety and has made tremendous strides toward improving its safety record. TAPPISAFE was developed for the industry and by the industry with input from an Advisory Committee. Representatives from leading pulp and paper mills, suppliers and associations, gathered at TAPPI headquarters in Norcross, GA, to take the first steps to help the industry advance its safety awareness initiative. TAPPISAFE is an integrated comprehensive safety orientation and verification program for contractors and suppliers, which allows individuals to arrive at the mill, ready to go to work. It is also a record management and gate access tool for pulp and paper mills, their contractors, and their contractors, and their suppliers.
Paper360 | Year: 2012
Nanotechnology is being considered as a game-changer in the pulp and paper industry. While there are a lot of nanomaterials, the one most relevant to the paper and pulp industry is nanocrystalline cellulose, a renewable, recyclable, and abundant nanomaterial made of cellulose fibers from the pulp manufacturing process. Nanocellulose also has a very high elastic modulus making it extremely stiff, ten times the high tensile strength of steel, and a thermal expansion 100 times lower than steel. Scaling Up Nanoparticles in Modern Paper Making (SUNPAP) is a project funded by the European Community's 7th Framework Program under the NMP program. Researchers have examined using cellulose nanomaterials at the wet end of the paper machine to improve strength properties, as well as replacing synthetic binders in paper coatings. ArboraNano collaborates with the industry to introduce forest nanomaterials into new products and markets. A number of organizations are working towards identifying what nanotechnology can offer.
International Paperworld IPW | Year: 2010
The existing condition and challenges facing the Japanese paper industry are discussed. The industry needs to develop internationally competitive products and satisfy those Japanese customers who demand for a specific quality. It needs to overcome challenges, such as an overseas production, the use of technologies enabling high quality and high efficiency, securing of fiber sources, and efforts for environment conservation to overcome these challenges. The industry also needs technological expertise that will enhance its international competitiveness. The industry has increased the use of recycled pulp for cost saving and protecting the environment. Efforts have also been made in a fine paper category to produce bulkier paper so that the fiber amount is decreased and the sheet thickness kept up.
Moon R.,Purdue University |
Paper360 | Year: 2012
A host of international research organizations are hot on the trails of new applications and products that can be made from cellulose nanomaterials. Since 2004, the FS-FPL has been expanding its research programs and building collaborative efforts with universities and industry in cellulose nanomaterials. This has led to the recent opening of the CelluForce demonstration plant with an nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) production capacity of one ton per day. At the Adolphe Merkle Institute at the University of Fribourg, Professor Christoph Weder's research team is focused on the design, synthesis, and investigation of structure-property relationships of novel functional polymers. The non-covalent interactions between the percolating cellulose fibers can be mediated by chemical and other stimuli. Professor Hiroyuki at Kyoto University's Research Institute for Sustainable Humanoshphere has been studying extraction of nanocellulose from wood and other biomaterials using grinding, high-speed blending, and twin-screw extrusion.
Coating International | Year: 2012
The Technical Association of the Pulp and Paper Industry (TAPPI), hosted its sixth annual 2012 International Conference on Nanotechnololgy for Renewable Materials in Montreal, Québec, June 2012, and discussed latest research advances and application results from their work with nanocellulose and other renewable nanomaterials. The theme of the conference was 'Bringing a New Dimension to Sustainable Business Solutions'. Dr Isko Kajanto with UPM, reported on paper machine trials using two different types of cellulose nanomaterials. Jeff Youngblood at Purdue University presented his work on films created with oriented cellulose nanomaterials. Alain Dufresne from France's Grenoble Institute of Technology, presented results on the evaluation of melt processing of polymer nanocomposites reinforced with cellulose nanocrystals.