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Microbial oil research one of the Innovation Award finalistslisuuden Innovaatiopalkinnon finaalissa

16.04.2014 Microbial oil research led by Professor Simo Laakso is one of four finalists in the competition for Innovation Award granted by the Chemical Industry Federation of Finland.

Nanocrystalline cellulose modified into an efficient viral inhibitor

15.04.2014 Researchers have succeeded in creating a surface on nano-sized cellulose crystals that imitates a biological structure. The surface adsorbs viruses and disables them. The results can prove useful in the development of antiviral ointments and surfaces, for instance.

By means of a catalyst, cellulose can be bleached in seconds

14.04.2014 An Aalto University invention accelerates the bleaching process of cellulose pulps and reduces the quantity of chemicals needed therein.

An architect who knows wood admires log cabins

01.04.2014 Using scanty resources, our forebears built durable homes. A Japanese architect, who has made Finland his home, investigates what we could learn from them.

Wood-eating cow may secure food production

17.03.2014 Researchers at Aalto University have developed a method by which microcrystalline cellulose can be manufactured in a manner that is both environmentally friendly and efficient for purposes such as the animal feed industry. This increases the amount of land available for the cultivation of human food, and new, sustainable business is generated for chemical pulp mills.

From a pulp mill to a fashion show

14.03.2014 Top-level research, cooperation, and tenacity gave rise to a fibre made of domestic birch pulp which even Marimekko found convincing.

Marimekko fashion show includes dress knitted out of birch cellulose fibre

13.03.2014 The first garment made out of birch cellulose fibre using the Ioncell method is displayed at a fashion show of the design company Marimekko in Finland on 13 March.

Favourite tree becomes natural goretex

11.03.2014 Finland is the most heavily forested country in Europe. Three professors from the Department of Forest Products Technology revealed their favourite tree and told us what they would make from it.

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