Welcome to the Division of Biocomposites

Welcome to the research division Biocomposites at the Department of Fibre and Polymer Technology, Royal Institute of Technology in Stockholm.

This research program is focused on nanostructural aspects of biocomposites. Biocomposites include native materials, primarily wood, but also new materials from renewable resources such as nanocellulose and nanochitin. In nature, all  load-bearing materials are nanocomposites, and they provide inspiration for our studies. Increased energy-efficient use of biocomposites will reduce greenhouse gas emissions, and lead to better utilization of resources.

Nanocellulose is one of the oldest material components in nature, and yet it is hardly used at all industrially in its nanoparticle form. Our lab has demonstrated its potential in widely cited sutdies on nanocellulose extraction from wood pulp, high-toughness cellulose nanopaper, clay hybrid nanopaper, aerogels and foams, high-performance rubbers and magnetic nanocomposites. 

Here we provide information about the recent projects, publications, personell and instruments. You will also find relevant news under the link news and event.

Head of Division

Pr. Lars Berglund

Contact Informations

 

Visiting address

Teknikringen 58, floor 4. Stockholm

Metro stop : Tekniska Hogskolan

Bus stop : Östra station (bus number 4, 44, 72, 73, 94, 670, 676, 699)

Postal address

KTH - School of Chemistry
Fibre and Polymer Technology department
Division of Biocomposites
Teknikringen 58
SE-100 44 Stockholm
Sweden

Link to SL website for transport