15-08-2018 12:42:05

Nordic Polymer Days, from May 28 to 30, 2018 is the key annual conference where researchers and professionals get together to discuss new technologies and innovations within polymer science and engineering. 

Oral Presentations

Recycling of cellulose-fiber-reinforced thermoplastic composites

Study on mechanical properties and fiber degradation.

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Extensional viscosity of a Beta-glucan concentrate

Restricting the use of fossil fuels is one of the most urgent global challenges of today.

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3D-printing of beta-phase PVDF/PMMA blend

–for piezoelectric energy harvesting devices

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All-organic textile materials for energy harvesting

Imagine utilising ambient excess heat to power your electronic devices!

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Modular Synthesis of self-assembling janus-dendrimers and facile preparation of drug-loaded dendrimersomes

Materials and methods aimed at the next generation of nanoscale carriers for drugs and other therapeutics are currently in great demand. Yet, creating these precise molecular arrangements in a fea ...

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Composites with surface-grafted cellulose nanocrystals (CNC)

There is a growing request for stronger lightweight materials as well as a reduction of fossil-based materials, giving the obvious incitement to use wood-based materials more.

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Halogen bonding between polymers and macrocycles

Halogen bonding is an attractive force between electrophilic region of a halogenated molecule and nucleophilic region of another, or the same, molecular entity.

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Cellulose nanofibrils and amphiphilic copolymer based bio-composites

The drive for the development of sustainable reinforcing material coupled with the recent novel developments in cellulose pulp processing have now made cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) commercially ava ...

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Self-Assembly of Protein Scaffolds Using Cationic Polymer Linkers

Systems of self-assembling natural macromolecules have been intensely studied over the past decades due to their ability to organize into highly ordered and controllable structures, the like of wh ...

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Polymerization induced thermal self-assembly of N-vinylcaprolactam

Thermoresponsive poly(N-vinylcaprolactam), PVCL, micro and nanogels are studied for various applications ranging from catalysis to drug delivery.

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Hyaluronic Acid Graft Copolymers with Cleavable Arms as Potential Intravitreal Drug Delivery Vehicles

Treatment of retinal diseases currently demands frequent intravitreal injections due to rapid clearance of the therapeutics.

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Polymeric ionic liquid nanoparticles by RAFT dispersion polymerization

Polymeric ionic liquids (PILs) are polyelectrolytes which consist of ionic liquid (IL) repeating units.

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Polyelectrolyte-nanodiamond complexes

Nanodiamonds (ND) are nanosized diamond particles retaining the mechanical- and chemical properties of a macrodiamond down to 5 nm size scale.

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Rheological properties of poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate)-poly(allylamine) multilayers and compressed coacervates

Zwitterionic poly(sulfobetaine methacrylate) (PSBMA) and a polycation poly(allylamine) hydrochloride form both multilayers and coacervates in saline solutions.

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Poly(N-acryloyl glycinamide) microgels as nanocatalyst platform

While lower critical solution temperature-type (LCST) thermosensitive behavior is utilised in many polymer and microgel applications, polymers showing upper critical solution temperature-type (UCS ...

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Novel Absorbent Materials obtained from Plant Proteins

The study of natural-occurred polymers with high water absorption capacities has recently acquired attention in the research area as a consequence of the exponential increase in the demand for fos ...

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Diffusion-limited oxidation of polyamide 6: Three stages of fracture behavior

Thermal oxidation has always been a major concern for polymers used in long-term applications because it ultimately leads to brittleness and failure.

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On the role of peptide hydrolysis for fibrillation kinetics and amyloid fibril morphology

Self-assembly of proteins into amyloid-like nanofibrils are not only key events in several diseases, such fibrils are also associated with intriguing biological function and constitute promising c ...

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Linear and nonlinear shear rheology of low percolation graphene polymer nanocomposites

The rheology of specially designed graphene - isotactic polypropylene nanocomposites prepared via batch melt mixing is explored in this study.

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3D printed biopolymer scaffolds for medical applications

Biopolymers such as cellulose and polylactic acid (PLA), which are derived from natural resources, are used extensively in biomedical field eg....

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Screenings Platform for Easy Surface Modification of Polymers

In this project, we present a unique platform that in a feasible and easy manner, allows for surface modification of various polymer surfaces.

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Modification of Commercial Polyethersulfone Membranes

Polyethersulfone is a widely used ultrafiltration membrane material thank to its good film-forming and membrane-forming properties, thermal stability, chemical inertness, and mechanical strength.

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Influence of water uptake and polymer morphology on the DC conductivity of metal oxide LDPE nanocomposites

The main insulation material for high voltage direct current (HVDC) cables used today consists of cross-linked polyethylene.

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Process simulations as an optimization tool for quality of micro injection moulded parts

As in conventional injection moulding, process simulations of micro injection moulding are a powerful tool for the optimization of the design of mould, parts and process.

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Cationization of cellulose fibers

Effect of cellulose consistency and reactor type.

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Biorefining and isolation of biopolymers from red macroalgae Porphyra umbilicalis Kutzing

There is an increasing demand for both vegetable proteins and new raw materials for production of bio-based materials

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Triazine trione based adhesives as promising material for bone fracture fixations

Today the gold standard surgical procedure are metal plates and screws for fixation of complex bone fractures

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Microphase separated solid single-ion conducting electrolytes based on naphthalene sulfonate units connected by poly(ethylene oxide) segments

Lithium-ion batteries (LIBs) have received increasing attention as power sources in electric vehicles

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Synthetic strategies to polymers incorporating N-spirocyclic quaternary ammonium moieties for anion-exchange membranes

Anion exchange membranes (AEM) are central materials in different energy storage and conversion devices such as alkaline fuel cells, electrolysers and flow batteries

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Poly(arylene piperidinium)s – a new class of anion-exchange membranes

Anion exchange membranes (AEMs) are crucial components of various electrochemical devices

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Plasticization Mechanisms of Starch based Plastics: Experimental and Molecular Simulations Approach

The field of bio-based plastics has developed significantly in the last decade and there is increasing pressure on industries to shift existing materials production from petrochemicals to renewabl ...

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Crosslinking of cellulose nanocrystals in a template pre-hydrolyzed by hydrogen chloride gas

Cellulose nanocrystals (CNCs) are nanorods derived by top-down hydrolysis of native plant fibers

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Biobased Polyamides Synthesized through Ring-Opening Aminolysis-Condensation Reaction

The interest and attempts in developing biobased commodity polymers has been ever growing

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Bio-Based Novel Sulfur-containing Polyamides: High flexibility and low water absorption

Vegetable oils and their derivatives are one of the most important renewable feedstock for polymeric materials production

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Combining molecular and bulk characterization techniques for improved understanding of polymer and polymer formulation flow properties

The molecular properties (molar mass Mw, size, conformation, branching etc.) of a polymeric or “plastic” material is often strongly linked to its macroscopic material properties, such as gloss, i ...

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Polymer Technology integrated at Aalto CHEM: Materials science and English language

At Aalto University School of Chemical Technology (Aalto CHEM), Materials Science and Technology major at the Bachelors’ level consists of the basics of materials from metals, synthetic polymers a ...

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Infrared imaging and TGA-IR-GCMS: from polymer characterization to understanding the effect of microplastic on the environment

Infrared, TGA and GCMS are traditional techniques for polymer characterization. These three analytical techniques can do much more than what they have been traditionally used for

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Using Multi-Detector GPC for advanced Polymer Characterization

Multi-detector GPC/SEC with a viscometer or light scattering detector (or both) is a powerful technique for improving both the accuracy and information content of the experiment

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The size stability of alginate microbeads characterized by quantitative phase contrast microscopy

Alginate is a naturally occurring anionic polymer, which has various biomedical applications such as scaffolds for tissue engineering, drug delivery or wound healing

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Manufacturing of Cable Insulation Made By-Product Free

Click-Chemistry Curing of a Polyethyelene Based Copolymer

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Analytical pyrolysis, another powerful tool for analyzing polymers

Analytical pyrolysis is a powerful method for analyzing polymers in addition to other methods available to the analytical chemist, such as FTIR, LC, GPC or NMR

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