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RECENT COLLABORATIVE WORK


Side streams from flooring laminate production – Characterisation and recycling in biocomposite formulations for injection moulding


Side streams were collected from three locations in a flooring factory and their suitability in biocomposite formulations was assessed. The side stream (S3) that contained mainly residues from high-density fibreboards (HDF) was selected for further material testing. The effect of different fractions of S3, thermomechanical pulp (TMP) fibres and polylactic acid (PLA) were assessed in terms of their mechanical, melt flow and thermal properties. A biocomposite made from PLA, 20 wt% TMP fibres and 10 wt% S3 revealed a significant increase in modulus (5800 MPa), compared to the neat PLA (3598 MPa), and a similar melt-flow index (MFI = 4.5). The tensile strength was however somewhat reduced from 66 to 58 MPa. Importantly, numerical modelling and simulations were applied to demonstrate that building a model chair out of biocomposite can potentially reduce the material volume by 12% while maintaining similar load bearing capacity, compared to neat PLA.


 


Interview in Svensk Papperstidning

The journal “Svensk Papperstidning” has recently published an interview with RISE PFI regarding RISE PFIs research within nanocelluloses (Svensk Papperstidning no. 2/22). Read more...


2021 TAPPI NanoDivision Mid-Career Award

Nanotechnology Division Mid-Career Award for research contributions related to the nanotechnology of renewable materials and contributions to the technical community.  Read more...


Compouding world - May 2021

The BioComp project has been highlighted in Compounding World. We continue our efforts on assisting the industry with the implementation and realization of commercial products. Read more...
Compounding World May 2021 :: 32 : https://cutt.ly/JbxLI1q



Interview in Compouding world - 2020

"Environmental concerns with plastic littering are motivating the development of sustainable biocomposites, where biobased plastics reinforced with lignocellulosic fibres are clear options. "  Read more...


Testimonial in MANUNET

“Our innovation project can be divided into two specific biomedical developments. First, we focused on the development of an innovative prosthesis that improves the quality of life of vulnerable patients with cancer in the pelvic cavity. Secondly, we have produced oxygenated nanocelluloses for wound dressings.” Read more...