2015 International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials

Resources to Launch Your Innovations
This year’s conference is packed with technical presentations on a production, characterization, applications and functionalizaton of renewable nanomaterials. Whether a researcher, product developer, student or entrepreneur, Nano 2015 has the knowledge and networks to launch your innovations.

TAPPI Interviews Keynote Speakers From API and NINT
Dr. Theodora Retsina, CEO, American Process Inc. 
“It’s good to see how developments with nanocellulose can help the pulp and paper industry, but it is also good to see the industry looking at applications beyond pulp and paper. The potential is immense.”

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Dr. Marie D'Iori, Executive Director, National Institute for Nanotechnology and Professor of Physics and Assistant VP-Research (Nanotechnology), University of Alberta 
“I think that nanocellulose will become one of those ubiquitous materials finding its way in all industrial sectors because of its biocompatibility and biodegradability. Product lifecycle and environmental footprint will play in favor of nanocellulose-based materials, be it in lightweight materials for automotive and aerospace applications or hydrophilic membranes in biodegradable products. I think that tissue repair and substitutes and the use of biocellulose are in our future."

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Technical Presentations

Expanded to three concurrent tracks for 2015, over 110 technical presentations cover the latest technical developments and applications including:

  • Updates from leading experts at universities and companies like American Process, Imerys, Kemira, Kruger, Nippon Paper, Oji Holdings, Omya
  • A full day symposium on Energy, Electronics and Biological Devices from nanocellulose materials
  • Keynote presentations from American Process and Canada’s National Institute of Technology
  • Renewable Bioproducts Institute at Georgia Tech
  • Over 30 posters showcase additional applications and discoveries
View the technical program for full details.

Networking Events
Building relationships in today’s world is essential for successful innovation. Nano 2015 brings together over 200 experts from more than 20 countries. Make sure you plan your conference experience to include these great events: 
  • Tour of American Process Inc.’s new nanocellulose demonstration line at their Thomaston Biorefinery
  • Conference Dinner at the Georgia Aquarium
  • Conference Welcome Reception
  • Top Networking Events: 
    • Wednesday evening’s Poster Session and Student Poster Competition
    • Tabletop Exhibits: View the latest from technology and knowledge suppliers during conference breaks.

View the conference brochure for full details.

Conference Co-Chairs:
Sean Ireland, Verso Paper (USA)
Yaman Boluk, University of Alberta (Canada)
Alain Dufresne, Grenoble Institute of Technology (France)

Celebrating 100 Years of TAPPI
To honor TAPPI's 100th anniversary in 2015, the 2015 Conference will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA. TAPPI headquarters are located in Peachtree Corners, a northern suburb of Atlanta. Stop by the Registration Desk to collect your TAPPI 100 Year Pin.