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VTTs innovations help finland live off the forest julkaisuun

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VTT’s innovation, cellulose-based material, beats plastics in all properties – without the consumer having to compromise ease of use

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VTTs innovations help finland live off the forest julkaisuun

  1. 1. VTT’s innovations help Finland live off the forest – also in the future 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 1
  2. 2. 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 2 VTT’s innovation, cellulose-based material, beats plastics in all properties – without the consumer having to compromise ease of use. VTT helps Finland live off the forest – also in the future.
  3. 3. 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 3 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 VTT’s innovation, cellulose-based material, beats plastics in all properties – without the consumer having to compromise ease of use. VTT helps Finland live off the forest – also in the future.
  4. 4. 2. Commercialisable solutions from the forest under VTT’s leadership 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 4 78% of Finland’s area is covered in forests, but the materials for packaging, clothes and electronics were still drilled from the ground as oil. VTT challenged the idea that print media was the only commercialisable, high added value product that could be sourced from the forest. 1999 First patent for a bio- based textile fibre 2008 The Nanocellulose Centre begins operations (VTT, Aalto University and UPM) 2009 The joint research centre of the forest industry KCL merges with VTT 2013 The world’s first pilot environment for fibre foams is launched at VTT 2017 VTT assembles 33 global companies to create fibre products of the future 2018 The largest bioeconomy research environment in the Nordic countries, the Bioruukki Biomass Centre, is opened
  5. 5. 3. VTT’s R&D kickstarts exports 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 5 Within the next 20 years, the goals are... Value of cellulose +200% due to new applications and innovations 3% increase in Gross Domestic Product 33% growth in forest industry exports
  6. 6. 4. VTT blazes new, sustainable trails for the packaging industry 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 6 Food keeps 10X longer* Food packaging Top 5 circular material in the World Ellen MacArthur Award 2018 3 months from idea to prototype 100% decomposable and recyclable
  7. 7. SUP Stand up pouch 5. VTT näyttää tietä pakkausteollisuuden kestävälle uudistumiselle 3.10.2018 7 6% out of all flexible packaging (MEUR 700) Fillable with fluid Light, adaptive form Reduces packaging material costs VTT – beyond the obvious Market is growing per year 6,5% 100% decomposable and recyclable
  8. 8. 6. Recyclable quality cloth from waste through VTT’s innovations 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 8 Cellulose textile 100 % recycled fibre The production method can save 99 % water More durable than cotton – soon also cheaper* Production requires no carbon disulphide like viscose fibre Climate solver honoree 2016, WWF No plastics such as polyester 100 % recyclable & decomposable
  9. 9. 7. VTT:n tulevaisuuden ratkaisut kiertotalouden toteuttamiseksi 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 9 New packaging solutions and materials Composites entirely built from cellulose Wearable materials Biodegradable (packaging) materials based on a fibrous web Air and water purification systems (new filters) Energy production Energy recovery systems Development of the utilisation of gasification energy Biofuel PRIMARY PRODUCT MANUFACTURE END PRODUCT MANUFACTURE SERVICE PROVISION CONSUMER / USER
  10. 10. 8. In the future, materials will circulate so that they do not run out 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 10 Screen protector now: 100 % plastics In the future: 100 % cellulose In the future: Stand up cellulose pouch, 0 % plastics VTT is solving the greatest problems of humankind www.vttresearch.com/resource-sufficiency #resourcesufficiency Now: 100 % plastics In the future: 100 % made from waste Now: 100 % plastics In the future: Multilayer cellulose, 0 % plastics Now: 9.3 % plastics 0 % biodegradable Styrofoam: 100 % plastics In the future: 100 % cellulose
  11. 11. 9. VTT ties the ecosystem together 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 11 CERES, the flagship project of the Academy of Finland In this project for solutions and materials research for the future of bioeconomy, VTT and the Aalto University are developing new biobased materials for industrial-scale production for the global market. Ellen MacArthur’s Circular Materials Challenge VTT is developing solutions for achieving circular economy and solving the plastic waste problem. The Telaketju project VTT is directing an ecosystem of two universities and 13 companies in a project developing circular textile economy through waste recycling and fibre reuse. The Future Fibre Products project VTT assembled 33 companies from Finland, North America, Europe and Asia to develop new fibre products and processes.
  12. 12. 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 12 10. The victory of cellulose is inevitable “By the end of next year, a T-shirt made from this textile fibre will be cheaper than one made from cotton.” Petri Alava CEO, Infinited Fibre Company Tekniikka ja Talous magazine, April 2018
  13. 13. 11. Companies born from VTT innovations 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 13 Among the ten most interesting start-ups. Talouselämä 2017 Paptic VTT’s spinoff manufactures packaging and carrying bags for consumer brands from cellulose. In 2018, a factory will be established for the production, promising 50 jobs.
  14. 14. 12. Companies born from VTT innovations 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 14 EUR 1.5 million in net sales after two years of operation Infinited Fibre Company Manufactures a recyclable fabric from textile waste using technology developed by VTT. The properties of the fabric are like a mixture of cotton and viscose. In 2019, the product will be able to compete in price with cotton textile products.
  15. 15. 13. Companies born from VTT innovations 3.10.2018 VTT – beyond the obvious 15 A method that can save 99 % water Spinnova Spinnova is commercialising a cellulose-based textile fibre technology, originally developed at VTT, where the fibre is directly produced from pulp from a pulp mill. No harmful chemicals are used in the process, which makes this fibre unique. Compared to the production of cotton, the method can save 99 %. This heralds a seismic breakthrough, as production progresses to industrial scale, probably in 2018.

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