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Renewable materials

The whole world is worried about plastic waste. Fortunately, there are renewable and reusable alternatives to plastic – and textiles as well.

Better alternatives that reduce waste and greenhouse gasses. Let’s give them a real chance. 

The whole bioindustry will be fossil free. It can be done, since with science we can reach the ultimate performance limits and know exactly where they are.
Ali Harlin

In 2030 bio-based materials will be widely adopted by different industries such as packaging, chemical, composite and textile solution manufacturers. The life cycle effects of packaging plastics will be cut in half by 2035.

Our approach

VTT gets you access to the world’s leading new renewable materials, processes and related science based expertise. Companies can benefit from these resources to renew their strategies and accelerate their portfolio renewal as well as their industrial capabilities.

These are the cornerstones of our approach: 

Material circular economy: carbon borrowed from the biological carbon cycle is sequestered into sustainable products for as long as possible. 

Improving the properties and performance of renewable materials until they are superior to other materials. Creating safe and sustainable processes which are easy to operate.

Making the recycling of renewable carbon the most competitive alternative economically. 

Applications: Recyclable packaging solutions, sustainable textiles, healthy construction.