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.
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.
An Aalto University invention accelerates the bleaching process of cellulose pulps and reduces the quantity of chemicals needed therein.
Using scanty resources, our forebears built durable homes. A Japanese architect, who has made Finland his home, investigates what we could learn from them.
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.
Top-level research, cooperation, and tenacity gave rise to a fibre made of domestic birch pulp which even Marimekko found convincing.
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.
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.