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.

Digital Fiber at PulPaper 2018 fair - The leading international event for the forest industry

The fiber industry is contributing to ecological improvement, using renewable sources of energy and biomass materials for chemicals, as well achieving higher recycling rates.

The age of digitalization not only enable new and significantly more variable production processes, some of which are autonomous, it also makes complex simulations and remote maintenance services possible.

PulPaper 2018 is the leading international forum for the forest based industries. The event’s theme – Visit tomorrow today – is focused on the future. Topics in PulPaper’s conference program include circular economy, 3D printing, bioeconomy, climate change, digitalization, and opportunities afforded by the industrial internet. 

Come and meet us at the PulPaper 2018 fair at Messukeskus Helsinki. To find out more about the fair and register to the event, click here. More about Siemens' offering and booth at the fair (in Finnish), click here.

Karoliina Peippo
Status update by the Digital Fiber Ecosystem Lead Tiina Witikkala

A lot has happened during Spring 2018 for the Digital Fiber Ecosystem. Here's a short summary what has been going on and the events and forums where we have taken part in:

•        COMOS training was held during January

•        Preparing the joint funding proposal to Business Finland (TEKES)

•        Digital Twin, Sensing and analytics, IoT for distributed processes

•        Innovation Day with partners, March 2018

•        Automation project of the wet spinning line in Bioruukki, Espoo

•        Hannover Messe 23th-27th May

•        Opening Ceremony of the Bioruukki Biomass center 25th May

•        SPCI 22th May, Stockholm, Sweden

•        Cone project applications send to Business Finland

•        PulPaper 2018 in Helsinki (29th-31st May) together with VTT


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Karoliina Peippo
Smart solutions, new ideas and co-creation: Digital Fiber Innovation Day 2017

More than 30 people participated in the Digital Fiber Innovation Day 2017 on 26th of October 2017. The event combined inspirational presentations, networking, pitches, panel discussions, ideation and co-creation.

The event included a workshop session, that focused on process design, engineering, and IoT development. Topics such as plant design systems, simulation and modelling, IoT platforms, cloud solutions and connectivity were discussed. Participants were encouraged to ideate on ways new digital solutions can transform the fiber industry, and create new business from data. Rearn more

Maria Papina