What an active year - summary of 2018

Year 2018 was very active for the Digital Fiber Initiative. In addition to numerous technical advancements and growth in ecocystem itself, we also uplifted our profile with fairs, events and other marketing activities.

Here's a summary of the major achievements this year:

  • improving the level of automation at Bioruukki, Espoo
  • active networking and new partners at ecosystem with more to come: negotiations with a large forest company started recently
  • three Comos and MindSphere trainings organized
  • Bioruukki started to cooperate with a new international customer with a help of the ecosystem
  • participating in domestic fairs and events such as Pulpaper (May) and Slush (December), and internationally at Hannover Messe in Germany (April)

Next year we will introduce our series of webinars starting in winter. Follow our news feed and find out more about these webinars and other upcoming events or activities.

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Meet us at Slush on Tuesday and Wednesday!

Slush, the world's leading startup event and exciting adventure to the world of digitalization, marketing and technology in the middle of the darkest of December, is here. Slush will be held on the 4th and 5th of December. Location is Helsigin Messukeskus.

This year Digital Fiber Initiative is ranked among the five top themes at the Siemens booth. So if you visit Slush, please come and meet us there!

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New visual layout for Digital Fiber Initiative

New visual layout has been rolled out for Digital Fiber Initiative. Fresh, modern appearance was created by Danish graphic designer, Susanne Apel.

Keyvisual image will be used in Digital Fiber's marketing and it will help to popularise the goals of the initiative.

See new keyvisual here.

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SAT tests at Bioruukki fiber spinning line

SAT tests (Site Acceptance Tests) are carried out this week at VTT’s Bioruukki Pilot Centre’s fiber spinning line. According to Project Manager Marko Loisa of Siemens, the core of this phase will be, among other things, to test the utilities of distributed control system Simatic PCS 7 at Bioruukki. During a couple of days of testing and attendance of experts from both Siemens and VTT, regular procedures of SAT testing will be carried out. SAT takes place after the complete installation and final configuration of production line.

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Join in: VTT webinar on Piloting in technology transfer

Would you like to hear more about novel pilots for regenerated cellulose fiber production? Are you interested in new man-made cellulosic fibers or wood-based textile fibers?

If the answer’s yes, you would probably enjoy attending the upcoming VTT webinar, which is a part of VTT’s Making of tomorrow programme. Webinar is free of charge and it will be held on the 1st of November 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.

The consumption of textile fibers has increased from 50 million tons to more than 70 million tons during the last decade. The trend is expected to continue due to demographic and economic development. Textile industry needs new sustainable solutions to meet this increasing demand.

Novel man-made cellulose fibers have a huge global business potential, and a lot of technology development is on-going around this topic. Piloting is an important step in the transferring of the new technologies towards industrialization.

In this webinar, VTT will introduce the brand-new textile pilot facilities at Bioruukki. In addition, you will hear about the latest developments in the sustainable textile fiber production technologies. Presentations will be presented by Research Professor Ali Harlin (VTT), Senior Scientist Marianne Vehviläinen (VTT) and Doctoral Candidate Jari Laine (Aalto University).

For more information and registration, please click here.