Keynote speakers

Professor Björn Lindman, Lund University and Mid Sweden
University, Sweden.
Mattias Jonsson, CEO, re:newcell AB, Sweden.

13 November

8:00-8:30 Registration and coffee

8:30-8:45 Welcome, Ulf Germgård, Karlstad University, Sweden

8:45-9:30 Cellulose and cellulose derivatives: Understanding interactions and association give new opportunities.
Invited speaker Professor Björn Lindman, Lund University and Mid Sweden University, Sweden.

Session 1, NEW CELLULOSE PRODUCTS, Session Chairman 
Professor Herbert Sixta, Aalto University, Finland.

09.30-10:00 Cellulose films from [DBNH] OAc solutions
Simone Haslinger, Aalto University, Finland

10:00 – 10:30 COFFEE BREAK

10:30-11:00 New biobased materials from cellulose
Dan Belosinschi, Innofibre and Québec University, Canada

11:00-11:30 Recycling of waste paper into functional cellulose fibres
A.M. Mikhailidi, St. Petersburg State University of Industrial
Technologies and Design, Russia

11:30-12:00. Paper based solvent welded fiber composites and their properties
Nils Hildebrandt, Baden-Wurtenberg Cooperative State University, Germany

Cellulose: from electrical insulator to conductive polymer
Bogdan-Marian Tofanica, Technical University of Iasi, Romania
Strategies for low-cost click modification to render man-made cellulose fibes hydrophobic
Kaniz Moriam, Aalto University, Finland
Manufacture of all-cellulose film from paper by using ionic liquids
Atsushi Tanaka, VTT – Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd
Development of assays for reactivity of cellulose during alkaline and acidic conditions
Helena Håkansson, Karlstad University, Sweden
Lignin carbohydrate complexes (LCC) studies during sulfite dissolving pulp production
Raghu Deshpande, MoRe Research, Sweden.
Plastic composites made from regenerated cellulose, citric acid and glycerol                                                                                                              
Rasika L. Kudahettige-Nilsson, Karlstad University, Sweden.
The pathways towards cellulose reinforced composites
Anna Peterson, Abhijit Venkatesh, Johannes Thunberg, Giada Lo Re, Antal Boldizar and Christian Müller, Chalmers University of
Technology, Sweden
Conducting fibres and yarns for electronic textiles
Sozan Darabi, Sandra Hultmark, Anja Lund, Jason D. Ryan, Barbro Andersson, Anna Ström and Christian Müller, Chalmers University of Technology, Sweden

Session 2, FUNDAMENTA, Session Chairman Dr Kristina Elg
Christoffersson, Domsjö Fabriker, Sweden

13:00-13:30 Nanofibrillated cellulose as reinforcement in polylactic acid composites
Matea Peric, Wood K Plus, Austria

13:30-14:00 Azetidinium functionalised nanocelluloses for advanced material design
Karin Sahlin, Chalmers Univeristy, Sweden

14:00-14:30 Dissolution of cellulose in NaOH (aq) and the sorption of CO2
Maria Gunnarsson, Chalmers Univeristy, Sweden

14:30-15:00 COFFEE BREAK

Session 3, SURFACES STRUCTURES, Session Chairman
Professor Ulf Germgård, Karlstad University, Sweden

15:00-15:30 Changes of the cellulose supramolecular structure during the initial phase in chemical pulping
Tomas Larsson, RISE, Sweden

15:30-16:00 Bacterial nanocellulose: Scale-up of production and use for reinforcement of paper sheets
Guochao Wu, Umeå University, Sweden

16:00-16:30 Renaissance of cellulose as carbon fiber precursor, Michael Hummel,  Aalto University, Finland

16:30 End of conference day 1
16:45 Bus to hotel

17:45 Bus from hotel to Valmet
18:00 Meeting at Valmet
19:15 Bus from Valmet to dinner.

19:30 Dinner

14 November

08.30-08:40 Welcome back,
Kristina Elg-Christoffersson, Domsjö Fabriker, Sweden

08:40-09:25 Bringing cellulose innovation to scale – re:newcell
Invited speaker: Mattias Jonsson, CEO, re:newcell AB

Session 4, CELLULOSE BASED TEXTILES, Session Chairman
Professor Leif Jönsson, Umeå University, Sweden

09:25-10:00 Challenges and possible solutions in viscose manufacture from pulp made of textile
Roger Wisniewski, re:newcell AB, Sweden

10:00-10:30 COFFEE BREAK

10:30-11:00 Decolourization and refining of dyed cotton fabrics for the new man-made fibers
Marjo Määttänen, VTT, Finland

11:00-11:30 Utilisation of cellulose from blended textiles
Marianna Vehviläinen, VTT, Finland

11:30-12:00 Novel man-made cellulose fibers from textile and paper wastes
Herbert Sixta, Aalto University, Finland

12:00-13:00 POSTER SESSION and LUNCH

Session Chairman Dr Bjørn Kreutz, Borregard AS, Norway

13:00-13:30 Pilot scale wet-spinning facility at Bioruukki
Marianna Vehviläinen, VTT, Finland

13:30-14:00 Continuous fibres from cellulose nanocrystals and nanofibrils through microfluidic flow focusing
Oleksandr Nechyporchuk, Swerea IVF, Sweden

14.00-14.30 Rheological properties of short fiber-suspensions in cellulose-NaOH solutions
Oona Korhonen, Aalto University, Finland

14:30-14.40 BREAK

Session 6, NEW ASPECTS,
Session Chairman R&D Director Denis Sens, Rayonier, France

14:40-15:10 Sonication-assisted surface modification method to expedite the water removal from cellulose nanofibers for use in nanopapers and paper making
Jatin Sethi, Oulu University, Finland

15:10-15:40 Production of nanofibrillated cellulose reinforced nanopaper using pilot scale XPM
Zoheb Karim, MoRe Research, Sweden

15:40-16:10 Functionalized fibre yarn for capturing hormones from water solutions
Hannes Orelma, VTT, Finland

16:10-16:30 Workshop wrap-up
Ulf Germgård, Karlstad University, Sweden and Kristina Elg Christoffersson, Domsjö Fabriker, Sweden

Thank you for all good papers and discussions
See you in Örnsköldsvik 2020!