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Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez

 

Dr. Ronalds Gonzalez
Chair of the Conversion Economics and Sustainability Group and Co-director of the Tissue Pack Innovation Lab
NC State, USA

Dr. Ronalds W. Gonzalez is Chair of the Conversion Economics and Sustainability Group and Co-director of the Tissue Pack Innovation Lab at NC State University (www.go.ncsuedu/tissue). He is Faculty of Conversion Economics and Supply Chain in the Paper Science & Engineering and Sustainable Materials & Technology Programs at NC STATE. Prior joining NC State University, Dr. Gonzalez was corporate controller manufacturing and logistics for North, Central and South America for Svenska Cellulosa Aktiebolaget (now Essity, the biggest global tissue producer). He also held several positions in controlling and manufacturing at Smurfit Kappa Carton de Venezuela (an integrated forestry, pulp and paper and packaging solutions company).

 
Technical Sessions
Opportunities of nanocellulose in Tissue and Towel

Due to its notable attributes, such as biodegradability, optical and mechanical properties, nanocellulose has been an important research topic for more than a decade. Despite its promising potential, the use of nanocelluloses at commercial scale is very modest. Even though several publications show the effect of nanocellulose in paper products, very few information is available on its application in hygiene tissue products. We will present results of an ongoing research effort to evaluate the effect of nanocellulose on hygiene tissue product properties (softness, strength, water absorption) and estimate its impact on manufacturing cost and value of hygiene tissue products.