Project Portfolio 

 

Wood derived nano-enhanced aerospace products

Vincent D'Arienzo, Bell Helicopter Textron Canada Ltd.
Complete


Use of NCC as an Additive in Clear Coatings

Pierre Blanchet, FPInnovations
Complete


Cellulose Filament-Reinforced Packaging Products

Makhlouf Laleg, FPInnovations
Complete


The Compatibilisation of NCC for Dispersion in Other Matrices

Jean Bouchard, FPInnovations
Complete


Using NCC in Adhesives

Xiang-Ming Wang, FPInnovations
Complete
 

Application of NCC for High-Performance Textiles

Jean Bouchard, FPInnovations
Ongoing


Encapsulation of natural antimicrobial agents into PLA-NCC films for protection of food products

Monique Lacroix, Institut Armand-Frappier (INRS)
Complete


Substitution of Fossil Fuel Based Latex with CNC

Balazs Tolnai, Kruger
Complete

 

Inks Based on NCC for Enhanced Colour and Encryption

Mark Andrews, McGill University
Ongoing

 

Mesoporous Paper: New Nanoporous Membranes from Nanocrystalline Cellulose

Mark MacLachlan, University of British Columbia
Complete

 

Drug Delivery Systems using NCC as a Drug Carrier 

David Plackett, University of British Columbia
Complete
 

New Processing Methods for Chiral Nematic Structures

Mark MacLachlan, University of British Columbia
Complete



Opaque and Aqueous Nanocomposite Wood Coatings

Bernard Riedl, Université Laval
Ongoing

 

Multi-layer Wood Coatings
Bernard Riedl, Université Laval
Ongoing

 

Nano-Reinforced Foams from Nanocrystalline Cellulose and Thermoplastics

Denis Rodrigue, Université Laval 
Ongoing

 

Investigating Nanocrystalline Cellulose (NCC) as Loss Circulation Material in Drilling Fluids

Yaman Boluk, University of Alberta
Ongoing

 

Multiscale Modeling of the Structure and Thermodynamics of Chemically Modified NCC for Rational Design of NCC-based Nanocomposites, Gels, and Foams

Andriy Kovalenko, University of Alberta
Complete

 

Modification, functionalization and application of NCC in personal home care, coating and biomedical systems

Michael Tam, University of Waterloo
Complete

 

NCC-reinforced polycarbonate for automotive applications

Leonardo Simon, University of Waterloo
Complete

 

Improving the Performance of Finishing Oils with Nanoparticles

Ahmed Koubaa, Université du Québec en Abitibi-Témiscamingue (UQAT)
Complete

 

Molecular Modeling of NanoCrystalline Cellulose

Sylvain Robert, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
Ongoing

 

Functionalized Mechanical Paper and Board Grades Using NCC/NFC/Nano‐pigment Structuring

Patrice Mangin, Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (UQTR)
Ongoing



Monitoring and Controlling Nanoparticle Dispersion

Carmel Jolicoeur, Université de Sherbrooke
Ongoing

 
Investigating NCC as Potential Unique Performance Enhancing Agent in Polymer Systems Used in the Manufacturing of Automotive & Construction Products

Hamdy Khalil, Woodbridge Foam Corporation
Complete

 

Graft modified NCC/Polyurethane Interpenetrating Networks

Hamdy Khalil, Woodbridge Foam Corporation
Complete

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ArboraNano is supported by the federal government through a Networks of Centers of Excellence program.
 
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