Enzymatically modified wood fibers

Anna Suurnäkki

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Abstract

Wood fibers are currently mainly exploited in forest industries, but their availability and sustainability also make them an interesting raw material option for other material applications. The properties of wood fibers are often not suited, as such, for use in target applications, however, and there is therefore a continuous search for novel methods to modify fiber properties. The chemo-enzymatic functionalisation method developed at VTT is a versatile modification method suitable for various lignin-containing fiber materials including wood fibers. The method developed by VTT appears to offer new opportunities for extending the application of wood fibers outside traditional wood-processing products.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication2009 Wood and Fiber Product Seminar
Subtitle of host publicationVTT and USDA Joint Activity
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Pages64-66
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7590-9
ISBN (Print)978-951-38-7589-3
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
EventWood and Fiber Product Seminar: VTT and USDA Joint Activity - Espoo, Finland
Duration: 22 Sep 200923 Sep 2009

Publication series

SeriesVTT Symposium
Number263
ISSN0357-9387

Seminar

SeminarWood and Fiber Product Seminar
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period22/09/0923/09/09

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    Suurnäkki, A. (2010). Enzymatically modified wood fibers. In 2009 Wood and Fiber Product Seminar: VTT and USDA Joint Activity (pp. 64-66). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Symposium, No. 263 http://www.vtt.fi/inf/pdf/symposiums/2010/S263.pdf