Welcome to ArboraNano
ArboraNano is the new 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 will create new business opportunities for the Canadian economy by using Canada’s renewable forest resources to manufacture new value-added products with superior performance attributes.
ArboraNano has brought together researchers from vastly different industries to research and develop products that will be based on a plant-derived nanomaterial – NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC). The properties of NCC 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 brings 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
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