June 13 - 17, 2022 | Helsinki Finland

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Two Workshops Set for TAPPI Nano 2022! 

Take your TAPPI Nano experience to the next level by joining us Monday, 13 June 2022 for one--or both--of the workshops. 

Commercializing Cellulose Nanomaterials - International and Emerging Requirements for
Safe Manufacturing and Product Development

9 a.m. - Noon 

Workshop Overview:

The workshop will focus on market-specific safety demonstration requirements for new substances, with focus on cellulose nanomaterial applications. A panel of scientists and regulatory experts will discuss international approaches on safety for nanomaterials. Concepts will be explored with case studies to present current knowledge, theory, and practices for meeting market-specific regulatory requirements in Europe, Asia, the United States and Canada. The workshop will be presented by Vireo Advisors, an international advising firm. Participants will receive written materials and resources and will participate in an interactive discussion, addressing specific questions.

Schedule (Subject to change)

9:00 -9:15        Welcome, Introductions, and Workshop Overview

9:15-9:55         Markets and General Regulatory Requirements - Jo Anne Shatkin

9:55 -10:35      Nanotechnology Regulatory Updates in the United States and Canada - James Ede

10:35-10:50     Break  

10:50-11:30     Nanotechnology Regulatory Updates in the European Union and Asia- Kimberly Ong, Vireo 

11:30-12:00     Q & A Discussion

Workshop Faculty:

Jo Anne Shatkin, Ph.D.; President; Vireo Advisors, LLC

Kimberly Ong, Ph.D.; Nanotoxicologist and Risk Assessor; Vireo Advisors, LLC

James Ede, Ph.D.; Nanotoxicologist and Risk Assessor; Vireo Advisors, LLC

Workshop Fee*:

Attend both workshops*:

CNM Characterization Workshop – Primary Characterization

1:30 p.m. – 4 p.m.

Workshop Overview:

For the advancement in understanding, process optimization, and utilization of cellulose nanomaterials (CNMs) it is critical to use characterization measurement protocols that give consistent, reliable and accurate results. However, because of the exponential growth in interest/activity in CNMs, much of the development of these measurement protocols have been outpaced. This 2 1/2 hour workshop helps to address this gap by providing summaries/outlines details the best practices and limitations for several techniques/methods typically used for the characterization of CNMs, in particular, surface charge, surface characterization, crystallinity determination and mechanical properties. Each topic will be covered by experts in the field for the given technique, with the purpose to inform the audience why one should consider using a given technique (e.g., use “this” technique for “that” reason”), then provide a detailed best practice for the technique (e.g., here is the proper way to do “this” technique). Where possible examples have been given to highlight how “this” technique shows “these” data on “these” CNMs. Throughout the workshop, specific comments are made regarding any differentiation in the characterization of CNC versus CNF. 

Workshop Topics:

Who Should Attend?

Anyone in industry or academia who is a beginner/novice in conducting standard materials characterization of CNMs. The presentation style and content for this year’s workshop is similar to that given at Nano 2018 and Nano 2019, however, there are notable updates in charge titration, and new topic on surface characterization.    


Workshop Faculty:

 Robert Moon, USFS  Johan Foster, UBC


Workshop Fee*:

Attend both workshops*:

*Separate Registration Required