Potential of wood fibers and nanoparticles in light-weight foams

A. Savolainen, Hannu Mikkonen, Pirkko Forssell, Anna Suurnäkki

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Abstract

To elucidate the potential of various wood derived biomaterials in replacement and improvement of synthetic foams, the effect of wood fibres, nanocellulose and nanoparticle lignin on solid polymer foams prepared from synthetic polymer dispersion was studied. The structure and properties of foams containing wood derived fibres and nanoparticles was determined by microscopy and mechanical testing. The type of wood fibres used as reinforcement was found to affect the mechanical properties as well as pore size distribution and porosity of the solid foam. Both nanocellulose and nanoparticle lignin modified by chemical and/or enzymatic means also contributed to the structure and properties of foam.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInternational Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry 2010
PublisherTAPPI Press
Pages171-182
Volume1
ISBN (Print)978-1-61839-001-1
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeA4 Article in a conference publication
Event2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry - Dipoli Congress Centre, Espoo, Finland
Duration: 27 Sep 201029 Sep 2010
Conference number: 5

Conference

Conference2010 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Product Industry
CountryFinland
CityEspoo
Period27/09/1029/09/10

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    Savolainen, A., Mikkonen, H., Forssell, P., & Suurnäkki, A. (2010). Potential of wood fibers and nanoparticles in light-weight foams. In International Conference on Nanotechnology for the Forest Products Industry 2010 (Vol. 1, pp. 171-182). TAPPI Press.