In reading the Oct. 14, 2012 news release from CelluForce about its presence at conferences in Japan and in the UK, I was interested to note the terminology being used,
CelluForce, the world leader in the commercial development of NanoCrystalline Cellulose (NCC), also referred to as Cellulose Nanocrystals (CNC),[emphases mine] is participating in two upcoming industry conferences: the ‘Nanocellulose Summit 2012’ in Kyoto, Japan on October 15, 2012, and ‘Investing in Cellulose 2012’, in London, UK, on November 5, 2012.
All of the materials from Canadian companies and not-for-profits have used the term nanocrystalline cellulose (NCC) exclusively, until now. I gather there’ve been some international discussions regarding terminology and that the term cellulose nanocrystals (CNC) is, at the least, a synonym if not the preferred term.
Here’s more about the conference in Japan (from the CelluForce news release),
The 209th Symposium on Sustainable Humanosphere: Nanocellulose Summit 2012’ welcomes the world’s top scientists and large research project leaders involved with nanocellulose to present on each country’s current status and prospects concerning nanocellulose research and industrialization.
What: CelluForce – What do we do?
Who: Richard Berry, Vice President and Chief Technology Officer, CelluForce
When: Monday, October 15, 2012, 4 p.m. JST
Where: Kyoto Terrsa Venue, Shinmachi Kujo Minami-ku,
Kyoto, Japan (Kyoto Citizen’s Amenity Plaza)
I found out a little more about the conference Dr. Richard Berry will be attending on the Nanocellulose Summit 2012 webpage on the Kyoto University website,
The world’s top scientists and large research project leaders involved with nanocellulose (cellulose nanofiber (CNF) [sic] and cellulose nanocrystal (CNC or NCC) ) brought together. They will talk about each country’s current status and prospects concerning nanocellulose research and industrialization.
You can find more details, including the agenda, on the conference webpage.
Here’s more about the investment-oriented conference taking place in the UK,
In its second edition, ‘Investing in Cellulose 2012’ is a global conference on specialty cellulose, organized by CelCo. The company focuses primarily on the specialty cellulose business including the organization of cellulose training courses as well as advisory and consultancy to the industry.
What: Nanocrystalline technologies: Bringing Innovation to the Market
Who: Jean Moreau, President and CEO, CelluForce
When: Monday, November 5, 2012, 2:30 p.m. BST
Where: The Royal Horseguards Hotel, 2 Whitehall Court Whitehall, London SW1A 2EJ, United Kingdom
I have found an ‘Investing in Cellulose 2012‘ conference webpage (of sorts) on the CelCo website (Note: I have removed some of the formatting),
Based on the success of 2011 specialty cellulose conference and encouraged by a 92% return intention response we are pleased to announce that Investing in Cellulose -2012 Conference will take place in London on November 5th.
A cocktail will kick off the event the preceding night and close around 18:00 of November 5th.
So please SAVE THE DATE in your calendar and contact us HERE
We have taken into account your wishes and suggestions for this second year event and some of the changes will include:
- Antitrust lawyer attending meeting allowing larger participation esp. from USA.
- New topics to allow ether and viscose market to be better covered. Technology section during the day.
- Seat in lunch accommodations and air condition.
- Larger china representation.
- More downstream value chain participation.
We will share later this year the Agenda but feel free to let us know if there were any particular topics you would like us to cover or you would like to present.
The most I could find out about the UK conference organizer is that Celco Cellulose Consulting is a Swiss company founded by two partners.
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