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Biofuels can be produced from sugars of forest biomass or side-streams of wood processing industry. Forest biomass and side-streams are responsible and sustainable raw materials for fuel production. However, todays bioprocessing and utilization routes are considered costly. VTT has developed feasible sugar platform processes by intensifying the processing and developing new options for the process concept.
Nano-silica produced from the olivine of mining side streams has potential use in matt ink-jet papers. VTT verified that new matt coated silica papers have similar ink-jet absorption and print quality than papers produced with commercial coating pigments. The opportunity is to get the raw material with lower cost from the industrial side streams and simultaneously lower the environmental burden of mining and pigment production.
Whether you read your book in a physical or digital copy, social reading services help you to share your experiences and to get feedback and tips for further reading. VTT has studied the attitudes, needs and values of readers towards different aspects of digital social reading. The new knowledge contributes to the future development of such reading services. The results show that the popularity of the concept increases, if it provides effective solutions and help for practical problems like find...
Barrier coatings and food indicator solutions for carton-based tray packages are being developed in a research project called "Safe food package solutions of future". The overall objective is to develop solutions for better usability and product safety of carton-based food packages.
Biocomposites challenge chipboard as furniture material. Researchers at VTT have developed a kitchen furniture framework material from plastic polymers reinforced with natural fibre. The new material reduces raw materials consumption by 25–30 per cent and the carbon footprint of production by 35–45 per cent.
Biodegradable nonwovens can be manufactured cost-effectively using a method developed by VTT. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a process that enables recycled paper and cardboard to be used as a raw material for nonwovens. Hygiene and home care products, such as nappies, sanitary towels and cleaning cloths, are among the many items that can be manufactured from the biodegradable nonwovens. The manufacturing costs of cardboard-based nonwovens are around 20% lower than for no...