Producers Committee

Producer Committee Chair

Colleen Walker
University of Maine



Vice Chair

TriDung Ngo
Alberta Innovates


Keith Gourlay

Performance BioFilaments

Contact and Bio Info




To provide a forum for producers of cellulosic nanomaterials (e.g. nanocrystals, nanofibrils, microfibrils, etc.) to share industry-wide needs and issues in support for the development of commercial production of these materials.


Focus on industry-wide and pre-competitive issues, including:

  • Identifying research challenges that need to be addressed from a fundamental perspective
  • Identifying areas where industry standards should be given greater focus and support
  • Identify white papers or other publications that are needed to educate the public or material users
  • Identifying white papers, other publications, or technical presentations on specific research areas that would benefit producers.

Interested in Joining our Committee?

Membership is limited to those companies and organizations producing cellulose nanomaterials at the pilot and larger scale.

If you are interested in joining the TAPPI Nano Producer Committee, please download and complete the Member Request form and return to the Division Manager, Natasha Bush-Postell at [email protected].



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