High-impact renewable materials

You may have heard about clothes that are made completely of recycled cotton or wood. They are just examples of the upheavals in material production that save natural resources.

Our solutions are based on the low carbon content of materials, recyclability, and the principles of natural diversity.
Kristian Salminen, Lead, Bio-based products

Whether it is the textile industry, construction, or electronics, entire industrial manufacturing processes can utilise renewable and re-usable materials profitably, with the help of science.

In 2030, actors in the packaging, composite, chemical, and textile industries have taken bio-based materials into use. Fossil raw materials and plastics have been replaced by high-quality renewable or recyclable options and important natural resources are always recycled.

With our help Finland will get development projects and new bioeconomy solutions based on renewable materials. With the help of new business activities created around them, we are boosting the value of exports of Finnish industry.

Our approach

Through us you will find the world's leading bio-based materials and processes and related top-level skills. We support our customers in product development from pilot projects to industrial implementation. Our solutions can be used, for example, as construction and packaging materials, filters for microplastics, components of printed electronics, or sound insulation for vehicles.

These are the cornerstones of our approach: 

  • We develop recyclable biomaterials that can be used in electronics, for example as electric insulation or as active components in rechargeable batteries.

  • We develop packaging solutions that are completely recyclable and reusable.

  • We develop operational environmentally friendly textile fibres that do not release harmful microparticles into the environment.

  • We develop fossil-free, biodegradable material solutions and bonding agents.

  • We promote biodegradable carbon storage by developing substitutes for fossil materials used in the construction and automotive industries. We develop cost-effective methods to produce nature-based antimicrobial and antiviral structures.