Exhibitor Information


For nanocellulose, the production process is almost established and the application research is attractively conducted. Exhibitions of domestic enterprises are gathered and their technologies are clearly introduced every category such as manufacturing, advanced material and composite, and so on. R&D and commercialization support by government and foreign activities are also introduced.

Exhibition Category

  • Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries
  • Construction Architecture/Building Materials
  • Paper
  • Containers, Packaging
  • Household Goods, Drug Medicine, Cosmetic

Corporate Information

Section Nanocellulose Forum
Address Central1 1-1-1Umezono,Tsukuba,Ibaraki 305-8560 JAPAN
Phone 080-3554-7929
e-mail ncf-ml@aist.go.jp
URL https://unit.aist.go.jp/rpd-mc/ncf/index.html
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Summary of Business

The Nanocellulose Pavilion is organized by the Nanocellulose Forum of the AIST Consortium, and has been planned with the intention of broadly introducing to the general public nanocellulose (cellulose nanofibers and cellulose nanocrystals), a recyclable, dream material that has attracted attention after carbon fibers and carbon nanotubes, as well as of providing opportunities for business matching between exhibiting companies and visitors. The Pavilion also intends to deliver a message to the world that active efforts towards the commercialization of nanocellulose are being made in Japan.
The Nanocellulose Forum was established in June 2014 as a consortium to accelerate R&D, commercialization and standardization of nanocellulose, with its membership limited to Japanese entities.
The Nanocellulose Forum operates the following programs for its members.
[Organization of Technology Seminars]
The Forum regularly organizes technology seminars, symposia, workshops, etc. under such themes as manufacturing/utilization technology, application development, and measurement technology for, and international standardization, safety analysis, and overseas technology trends of, nanocellulose. Concomitantly with the Eco-Products 2016 exhibition, on December 9 (Fri.) the Nanocellulose Summit 2016 in TOKYO will be held in the International Conference Room at Tokyo Big Sight, by assembling stakeholders of nanocellulose from all over the world. This summit is open to anyone. Please join us at the venue by registering your participation through the Nanocellulose Forum website.
[Supporting Cooperation]
It is necessary for the commercialization of nanocellulose to develop supply chains between raw material supply industries (i.e., forestry, wood processing, and pulp manufacturing industries), nanocellulose manufacturing industry, materials industries utilizing nanocellulose, and end product assembly industries. Since this frequently requires cooperation between different industries which have had no business with each other, the Nanocellulose Forum provides support to accelerate this type of cooperation by sharing information on various events and coordinating the provision of samples. The Forum also operates a program to promote matching between technology seeds at universities and research institutions, on the one hand, and technology needs at companies, on the other hand.
[Efforts for International Standardization]
The past one or two years have seen a rapid development of international standards for nanocellulose. The Nanocellulose Forum has watched this movement and has provided updates on international standards to its members, as well as engaging in various activities so that the intentions of Japanese stakeholders will be reflected in international standards. The Forum also makes efforts to foster nanocellulose-related industries and to create healthy markets, as seen its submission to the International Organization for Standardization of draft specifications for the characterization of completely dispersed cellulose nanofibers, a technology originating from Japan.
[Development of Human Resources for R&D]
It is important for the commercialization of nanocellulose to continuously develop human resources who can contribute to R&D and practical applications. To this end, the Forum edited and published the first introductory textbook on nanocellulose in Japan, as well as assisting editorial work for technical books. The Forum also regularly organize training sessions for researchers at public research institutions who are actively involved in the front lines of support to private enterprises in local communities, with the aim of creating systems to support the start-up of nanocellulose-related industries. Furthermore, the Forum is considering creating human resources development programs.

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