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NIST-TAPPI Workshop on Measurement Needs for Cellulose Nanomaterial



Chelsea S. Davis, Robert J. Moon, Sean Ireland, Linda Johnston, Jo Anne Shatkin, Kim Nelson, E. J. Foster, Aaron M. Forster, Michael T. Postek, Andras Vladar, Jeffrey W. Gilman


A one-day workshop focused on the Measurement Needs for Cellulosic Nanomaterials was organized by the National Institute of Standards and Technology and held in conjunction with the 2014 TAPPI International Conference on Nanotechnology for Renewable Materials in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada on June 23, 2014. The workshop consisted of presentations by leaders from industry, academia, and standards policy groups who work with nanocellulosic materials. In addition, three breakout sessions, focused on manufacturing, research and development, and standards development, were held to allow for more pointed and in depth discussion of specific measurement needs within each community. The workshop was attended by 31 registered participants. Approximately ten attendees participated in each breakout session. Workshop speakers were organized according to expertise in the breakout session topics and tasked with providing an overview of critical needs for each topic area. Instrument manufacturers were invited to provide their perspective on the development of new metrologies, which could be used in the manufacture of CNM-based products.
Special Publication (NIST SP) - 1192
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Nanocellulose, workshop, measurements, cellulose, processsing


Davis, C. , Moon, R. , Ireland, S. , Johnston, L. , , J. , Nelson, K. , Foster, E. , Forster, A. , Postek, M. , Vladar, A. and Gilman, J. (2015), NIST-TAPPI Workshop on Measurement Needs for Cellulose Nanomaterial, Special Publication (NIST SP), National Institute of Standards and Technology, Gaithersburg, MD, [online], (Accessed April 22, 2024)
Created June 23, 2015, Updated November 10, 2018