Where next for wood?

Submitted by: Martyn Eustace 11/09/2014

A new video on potential applications for nanotechnology in the forest products industry has been widely adopted as a teaching and learning tool. Dozens of organizations have added it to their website and the video website has been visited 1037 times in the past three months. The video clearly and concisely covers current uses of tree fiber and the tremendous potential of nanotechnology for development of new products.

Grasping how nanotechnology applies to the paper industry can be difficult. In addition, getting coworkers or customers to understand the nature of trees that make them uniquely suitable for renewable nanotechnology can be a challenge. The video is an excellent communications and public relations tool as shown by the following quotes from companies that have adopted and are using it:potential applications for nanotechnology in the paper industry