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Newsletter 3 | 2015

VTT - ForestTech Newsletter 06/2014

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Webinar: Cellulose nanofibrils (CNF) – a big hype or on the edge of a breakthrough? 



Profound competence boosting the way from manufacturing to profitable business. How to utilize the full potential of the most abundant biopolymer that mother nature has to offer?

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PaperCon 2015: Industry committed to bring foam forming technology to market  



VTT, together with large companies and small and medium size enterprises, has developed foam forming and coating technologies and demonstrated their potential through many pilot scale trials during the recent years.

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Pure industrial chemicals by gasifying lignocellulosic biomass 



VTT has demonstrated that lignocellulosic biomass can be successfully converted into pure BTX chemicals: benzene, toluene and xylene. The aim of this research is to enable the use of wood-based chemicals to replace crude oil in, for example, plastics...  

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Active and intelligent fibre-based packaging: from R&D to industrialization



During 2015-2019, ActInPak project will aim to identify and target the key technical, social, economic and legislative factors that will enable active and intelligent packaging made from fibre-based materials to be deployed in the market.

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Electronic security tag for protecting valuable shipments



In collaboration with its EU project partners, VTT has developed an electronic security tag, which can used to protect valuable shipments and enhance product safety in the future.

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NWBC 2015 - The 6th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference



The international event, Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (NWBC), is the leading meeting forum for wood biorefinery professionals. The next event will be held in Helsinki in October, 2015.

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VTT sensor detects spoilage of food



VTT has developed a sensor that detects ethanol in the headspace of a food package. Ethanol is formed as a result of food spoilage. The sensor signal is wirelessly readable, for instance, by a mobile phone.

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VTT accelerates commercialisation of foam forming technology



Foam forming technology offers companies major cost saving possibilities in paper and paperboard manufacturing. It also expands the use of natural fibres in the production of recyclable and lightweight products.

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