Monthly Archives: August 2014

Happy September!

I hope that everyone is having an exceptional start to September. Please be sure to click on the links below and to open the minutes from the SWST Business Meeting for changes to SWST.

Kindest Regards,

Dave
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Reviewers Needed for Chapters in a New Book “Fundamentals of Fiber Science”

Dear Colleagues,

I am looking for reviewers for Chapters in a new book “Fundamentals of Fiber Science”. Please look at the Table of Contents and choose any chapter you feel comfortable with. Looks like this could be an excellent teaching text covering a lot of material we would teach in the new program. I am a little time sensitive so I would appreciate a quick yeah or nay response. Note the chapters in italics have already be spoken for.

H. M. Barnes
Thompson Professor of Wood Science & Technology
Blessed are those who can give without remembering
and take without forgetting.

TABLE OF CONTENTS
Reviewer

Preface HM Barnes

Chapter 1. Introduction
Problems

Part I FIBER STRUCTURE

Chapter 2. Chemical Structure of Synthetic Polymer Fibers
2.1 Repeating Units
2.2 Molecular Weight
2.3 Configurations
2.4 Conformations
2.5 Bonding
References
Problems

Chapter 3. Physical Structure of Synthetic Polymer Fibers
3.1 Solid Phases
3.2 Unit Cells
3.3 Crystalline Models
3.4 Morphology of Crystallites
3.5 Morphology of Synthetic Fibers
References
Problems

Chapter 4. Chemical Structure of Natural Polymer Fibers Klaus Richter
4.1 Natural Cellulose Fibers
4.2 Manufactured Cellulose Fibers
4.3 Natural Protein Fibers
4.4 Manufactured Protein Fibers
References
Problems

Chapter 5. Physical Structure of Natural Polymer Fibers Klaus Richter
5.1 Natural Cellulose Fibers
5.2 Manufactured Cellulose Fibers
5.3 Natural Protein Fibers
5.4 Manufactured Protein Fibers
References
Problems

Chapter 6. Structure of Non-Polymer Fibers Klaus Richter
6.1 Carbon Fibers
6.2 Glass Fibers
References
Problems

Chapter 7. Structure of Nanofibers
7.1 A Brief Description of Electrospinning Process
7.2 Material Type
7.3 Fiber Diameter
7.4 Fiber Morphology
7.5 Fiber Assemblies
References
Problems

Part II FIBER FORMATION

Chapter 8. Flow Behavior of Polymers
8.1 Basic Definitions
8.2 Newtonian and Non-Newtonian Fluids
8.3 Time-Dependent Fluids
8.4 Flow Behavior of Polymers
8.5 Capillary Flow of Polymers
8.6 External Factors Affecting the Viscosity of Polymers
8.7 Structural Factors Affecting the Viscosity of Polymers
8.8 Elastic Effects
8.9 Elongational Viscosity
References
Problems

Chapter 9. Formation of Synthetic Polymer Fibers
9.1 Melt Spinning
9.2 Solution Spinning
9.3 Gel Spinning
9.4 Liquid Crystal Spinning
9.5 Dispersion Spinning
9.6 Reaction Spinning
9.7 Drawing—An Important “Post-Spinning” Process
9.8 Heat Treatment after Drawing
References
Problems

Chapter 10. Formation of Natural Polymer Fibers
10.1 Natural Cellulose Fibers
10.2 Manufactured Cellulose Fibers
10.3 Natural Protein Fibers
10.4 Manufactured Protein Fibers
References
Problems

Chapter 11. Formation of Non-Polymer Fibers
11.1 Carbon Fibers
11.2 Glass Fibers
References
Problems

Chapter 12. Formation of Nanofibers by Electrospinning
12.1 Electrospinning Systems
12.2 Fiber Formation Process
12.3 Solution Properties
12.4 Operational Conditions
References
Problems

Chapter 13. Formation of Nanofibers by Other Methods
13.1 Centrifugal Spinning
13.2 Melt Blowing
13.3 Bicomponent Fiber Spinning
13.4 Phase Separation
13.5 Template Synthesis
13.6 Self-Assembly
References
Problems

Part III FIBER PROPERTIES

Chapter 14. Primary and Secondary Properties Alain Cloutier
14.1 Primary Properties
14.2 Secondary Properties
References
Problems

Chapter 15. Mechanical Properties of Fibers
15.1 Basic Definitions
15.2 Tensile Properties
15.3 Compressive Properties
15.4 Torsional Properties
15.5 Bending Properties
References
Problems

Chapter 16. Viscoelastic Properties of Fibers
16.1 Molecular Mechanisms of Viscoelastic Behavior
16.2 Phenomenological Aspects of Viscoelastic Behavior
16.3 Time-Temperature Equivalence
16.4 Models of Viscoelastic Behavior
References
Problems

Chapter 17. Thermal Properties of Fibers Howard Rosen
17.1 Heat Capacity and Specific Heat
17.2 Thermal Conductivity
17.3 Thermal Expansion and Contraction
17.4 Glass Transition
17.5 Melting
17.6 Degradation and Decomposition
References
Problems

Chapter 18. Electrical Properties of Fibers
18.1 Electrical Conductivity
18.2 Static Electricity
References
Problems

Chapter 19. Frictional Properties of Fibers
19.1 Basic Concepts
19.2 Nature of Friction
19.3 Fiber-on-Fiber Friction
19.4 Fiber-on-Other-Material Friction
19.5 Lubrication
References
Problems

Chapter 20. Optical Properties of Fibers
20.1 Polarization and Light
20.2 Refractive Index and Birefringence
20.3 Reflection and Luster
20.4 Absorption and Dichroism
References
Problems

ISCHP 2015 September 15-18, 2015

*** NEW DATES ***
The new dates for ISCHP 2015 are September 15-18, 2015. This change of dates presents an incredible opportunity to discover the charms of Québec City in the Fall and witness the saturated colors of blazing autumn leaves.
Participants wishing to present a contribution are invited to submit an abstract to the ISCHP 2015 Organization. The abstract should fit on one page and should not exceed 250 words. Abstracts should be submitted electronically to (abstract@ischp2015.org) by October 3rd, 2014.

Important Deadlines
Friday, October 3rd paper abstract submission
Friday, November 7th notification of abstract acceptance
Friday January 9th full paper submission
Friday, March 6th notification of paper acceptance and necessary revisions
Friday, April 17th revised paper submission and registration for at least one author per paper

Scientific Committee

Pierre Blanchet – Université Laval
Stefano Berti – IVALSA
Urs Buehlmann – Virginia Tech
Wolfgang Gard – University of Delft
Frederic Rouger – FCBA
Jan-Willem van de Kuilen – University of Munich
Erkki Verkasalo – METLA
Torsten Lihra – FPInnovations
Uwe Schmitt – IAWS
Organisation Committee
Jean-Francois Bouffard – FPInnovations
Natalie Noël – Université Laval

Location
The 5th edition of ISCHP will take place on the campus of Université Laval (Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins). More detail concerning the location of the conference, how to reach it, hotel suggestion and registration are available on the ISCHP 2015 web site: www.ischp2015.org

Conference
The conference will start with a Welcome Reception on Monday September 14th, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the “Observatoire de la Capitale”. The scientific session starts Tuesday September 15th at 9:00 am and will finish with a technical tour on Friday September 18th, 2015. For more information, visit the web site or: info@ischp2015.org

Thinning Contract: ‘A Monumental Task’

By PETE ALESHIRE – PAYSON ROUNDUP · Image by 4FRI / FLICKR.COM

The logging company many hope will protect forested communities from catastrophic wildfires continues to struggle to marshal a massive effort, but hasn’t yet cut much, participants at a conference on Forest Health learned last week.

Steve Horner, who is seeking to fulfill the biggest forest restoration contract in Forest Service history, said Good Earth has permission to cut some 15,000 acres already and expects another 10,000 in task orders shortly. Horner is area manager for Campbell Global, which is managing the contract for Good Earth.

But that’s just the down payment on a contract through the Four Forest Restoration Initiative (4FRI) that covers 300,000 acres. On the original schedule, Good Earth would have cut 40,000 acres last year and 40,000 this year, but so far the company has cut only a few thousand acres.

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IAWS Plenary Meeting 2014 & Eco-efficient Resource Wood with special focus on hardwoods

IAWS Plenary Meeting 2014 – Sopron (Hungary) – Vienna (Austria)
&
Eco-efficient Resource Wood with special focus on hardwoods Sopron & Vienna, 2014. (14) 15-18th September

The University of West Hungary, the BOKU University and the International Academy of Wood Science are pleased to invite you to the conference “Eco-efficient Resource Wood”

Discover two Cities in the heart of Europe, and meet scientists, young researchers from all over the world, by accepting the invitation of the organizers!

Further information about the conference can be found at:
http://services.woodscience.hu/?nic=programme

The conference will feature key-note speakers, technical and poster presentations on various topics with special emphasis on hardwoods, including:

Structure and properties
Resources assessment
Growing hardwoods
Plantation wood
Appearance and surface properties
Dimensional stability
Regulation of Timber Trade
Quality and Sorting
Drying and modification
Machining & Manufacturing
Durability, Biodegradation and Preservation
Hardwood in composite and engineered materials
Product design and marketing
Non-destructive evaluation

The deadline for regsitration is the 1st of September 2014.

We hope to see you in Sopron & Vienna

Regards,

Robert Nemeth & Alfred Teischinger & Lennart Salmén

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Australia and Portugal Seek PEFC Re-endorsement for the Second Time

The Australian Forest Certification Scheme and the Portuguese Forest Certification Scheme are now open for global public consultation, following their submission for PEFC re-endorsement. Stakeholders globally are invited to provide feedback on their compliance with PEFC International’s Sustainability Benchmarks by 29 September 2014.

Australia and Portugal are looking to become re-endorsed for the second time, with both countries first achieving endorsement back in 2004. More