Project: Polysaccharide bioshapes – chemical design and shaping into new biomaterials

The goal in PShapes is to unite experts of different institutions and by using the skills and knowledge of these partners to create functional nano- and microsized particles for various value chains, closely listening the needs of our industrial partners. the different approaches available allow tailoring the size of the particles over two orders of magnitude. two main concepts were adapted for the preparation of nanoparticles from hydrophobic cellulose esters: the emulsification-evaporation process from a lipophilic solution of the polymer and the solvent-displacement processes from a hydrophilic solution.

Acronym Pshapes (Reference Number: n/a)
Duration 01/02/2014 - 30/06/2017
Project Topic Wood fibre-based materials and processing
Project Results
(after finalisation)
N/A (project still running)
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Project partner

Number Name Role Country
1 Åbo Akademi University Coordinator Finland
2 Thuringian Institute of Textile and Plastics Research Partner Germany
3 Friedrich Schiller University Jena Partner Germany
4 University of Maribor Partner Slovenia
5 University of Graz Partner Austria
6 Stora Enso Partner Finland
7 Suominen Corporation Partner Finland
8 Predilnica Litija Partner Slovenia