Welcome to ArboraNano
Welcome to the ArboraNano Archive Site.
ArboraNano, the Canadian Forest NanoProducts Network, completed its mandate as a Business-Led Network of Centres of Excellence (BL-NCE) on March 31, 2014.
For any inquiries regarding ArboraNano, or the BL-NCE program, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
ArboraNano was the Canadian Forest NanoProducts Network made possible through the Government of Canada’s Business-led Networks of Centres of Excellence program, FPInnovations and NanoQuébec. An important component in the strategy of the Canadian forest-products industry, ArboraNano created new business opportunities for Canadian manufacturers by applying renewable forest resources to the development of new, value-added products with superior performance attributes.
ArboraNano brought together researchers from vastly different industries to research and develop products that were based on plant-derived nanomaterials – nanocellulose. The properties of nanocellulose and the many forms in which it can be made means that it has the potential to be used in many different ways to create biocomposites, bioplastics, iridescent coatings, wear-resistance surface treatments, drug delivery systems and more. As well, ArboraNano brought together scientists and engineers focused on using nanotechnology to develop advanced new high-value forest products and enhance the performance of traditional paper and building products. To learn more about ArboraNano projects, please visit R&D Program and Research Highlights.
- Enjoy videos from the 2013 MWP Symposium here; http://mwp.org/symposium/symposium-2013/
- Congratulations to Dr. Derek Gray who was awarded the prestigious 2013 Marcus Wallenberg Prize; http://mwp.org/the-2013-marcus-wallenberg-prize-is-being-awarded-to-professor-derek-gray/
- The ArboraNano Annual Report for 2012-2013 is now available for download; please click here
For more news and articles of interest, visit our News Releases page.