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New biomaterials can solve the challenges of sustainable development

Broad-based bio-competence is Finland's success factor for the future.

Wood cellulose has the potential to be a future super material that can replace fossil raw materials such as plastic and man-made fibers or even cotton. In Finland's extensive and multidisciplinary Design Driven Value Chains in the World of Cellulose (DWoC) research project, new applications have been sought for cellulose. The project has resulted innovations and business models, especially for the needs of the small and medium-sized businesses in housing and textiles, construction and architecture, as well as health and wellbeing.

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