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PTS Insight: Chemical Modification of Lignocellulosic Fibres for Future Biomaterials

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Online Event,
01.12.2020 - 01.12.2020

Humanity’s biggest challenge until the middle of the 21st century is to limit and contain man-made climate change to a necessary extent in the context of the existing infrastructures and in the light of a growing world population. To maintain our standard of living and preserve the living environment and thus the biodiversity on our planet, it will be necessary to effect a stringent transformation in our current way of life and economic activity. The key to achieving the Paris Climate Change Agreement long-term goal of limiting the global temperature increase to 1.5 °C by 2050 is to move away from fossil resources while increasing the use of renewable resources, i.e. to gradually build up a bioeconomy. Natural fibres play an increasingly important role in this context. As a readily available biofeedstock  a broad range of products is accessible in growing markets such as packaging, mobility or construction.

In order to tweak their specific function in a material, the immanent structure can be upgraded in manifold ways by means of chemical derivatization procedures. On the one hand chemistry offers a tremendous tool box for tailoring fibre properties. On the other hand corresponding sophisticated processing techniques such as PTS Reactive Extrusion enable practicability in an industrial environment.

Event Focus:

This Online Event is intended to give an insight into the combination of the above approaches showing chemical derivatization opportunities for lignocellulosic fibres. It will be discussed how surface modified fibres and modified cellulose nanomaterials, respectively can be produced and implemented in many different promising applications.

We look forward to your participation, your questions & the exchange with you.

PTS Experts and Moderation:

  • Dr. Martin Zahel, Head of Division Fibres & Composites (Moderation)
  • Dr.-Ing Alexander Feldner, Project Manager Composites & Modification
  • Dipl.-Ing. Birgit Lutsch, Project Manager Composites & Modification
  • Dipl. Chem. Stefan Möckel, Project Manager Composites & Modification
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