Toronto, Ontario - An international conference is being held in Niagara Falls 6-8 May 2012 to examine the latest developments in the innovation, commercialisation, technology, economics and applications of green additives and biocomposites in automotive, building and packaging sectors.
The conference will include oral panel and poster presentations and industrial exhibits, as well as ample opportunities for networking with academia, industries, government & colleagues from around the world, say the organisers.
Presenters will cover the following topics:
• The transition in resin and biofibre materials; including bioresin, bioplastics, hybrid plastics, bio-additives.
• Nano-processing technologies; including energy-efficient processing, micro-and nano-fibre manufacturing and nano-fibre enabled products:
• Single-step manufacturing technologies including extrusion, injection moulding, foaming and biocomposite processing.
• Design and performance issues; including strength and physical properties, creep, durability, fire performance, codes & standards.
• Application and prototyping; real life applications in automotive, furniture, building, construction, packaging, technical products, prototype manufacturing.
• Economic and environmental issues; including cost versus performance issues, recycling, life cycle analysis, composting and biodegradability.
The conference is sponsored and hosted by: Centre for Biocomposites & Biomaterials Processing at the University of Toronto, Faculty of Forestry.
Co-sponsors are the Forest Products Laboratory of the USDA-Forest Service; Lulea University of Technology; Bioproducts Discovery Centre; University of Guelph; National Research Council, Canada; CRIBE Centre for Research & Innovation for Bio-Economy; Ontario BioAuto Council.
For more information, or to express an interest in participating, contact Kristiina Oksman, Amar Mohanty and Mohini Sain at [email protected]