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Competitive fibre-based composite is coming

Competitive fibre-based composite is coming

If fibre-based composites are to make an important breakthrough they have to be produced efficiently in order to successfully race against fossil-based composites. This is where TMP and CTMP production technology in existing mills comes into the picture. This piece will deal with a couple of interesting Swedish projects going on utilising existing TMP plants.

Supported by the Swedish Innovation Agency Vinnova, the innovation project KoTräKo within the programme framework "Challenge Driven Innovation Step II" is going on based on a technology concept developed by Biofiber Tech Sweden. The concept is based on a combination of chemical treatment to make the fibre more amenable to the polymer and TMP pulping.

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The Swedish pulp and paper industry’s mission and future attracts young people

The Swedish pulp and paper industry’s mission and future attracts young people

In Finland the major pulp and paper companies are always ranked high when university students are asked about their preferred employers. In corresponding investigations a...

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The world’s first lignin plant for biofuels

The world’s first lignin plant for biofuels

The Swedish pulp producer Rottneros, the fuel company Preem and the bioenergy development company RenFuel have signed an agreement to build a lignin plant at the Vallvik ...

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The revival of HTL and HTC technologies. Can the forest industry benefit?

The revival of HTL and HTC technologies. Can the forest industry benefit?

The forest and chemical industries aim to contribute to a more sustainable society looking for new ways of utilising forest biomass for products where fossil oil can be r...

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Investments in Swedish pulp and paper industry are booming

Investments in Swedish pulp and paper industry are booming

Swedish pulp and paper industry is really showing confidence which has materialised in all time high investments. The most eye-striking are four major ones, two pulp mill...

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International project lead by VTT will speed up the development of fibre-based products

International project lead by VTT will speed up the development of fibre-based products

Together with a large industrial consortium, VTT Technical Research of Finland has launched a EUR 4.5 million project to speed up the development of fibre-based products ...

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Swedish ways to combat the unavoidable

Swedish ways to combat the unavoidable

In June Stora Enso permanently shut down PM8 as well as the connected groundwood pulp production at their Kvarnsveden paper mill in Sweden. Forty-two years ago the author...

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From wood to food might become reality

From wood to food might become reality

The headline could indicate a straight line from trees to some kind of a vegetarian dish, although the latter would be quite a challenge for the stomach.

Historically this...

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From pulp mill to bioproduct mill

From pulp mill to bioproduct mill

Even a pulp and paper technician may sometimes be a bit philosophical about what has happened recently. When writing this piece I decided to dwell a bit on a new term whi...

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