Teknos Joined the R&D Collaboration Project ExpandFibre

Date: 20/06/2022
Categories: Sustainability
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Teknos aims to develop sustainable bioproducts for paints, coatings and barriers.

Teknos has recently announced that the company has joined ExpandFibre, a research and development collaboration launched by Fortum and Metsä Group to accelerate the growth of sustainable bioproducts focused on pulp fibre, hemicellulose and lignin.

The company has expressed satisfaction for the expansion and development of the ExpandFibre community and considers it a network enabler that can help the actors in the entire logistics chain to accelerate the progress together and share the responsibility and the costs of the works.

“The collaboration with one of the projects in the ExpandFibre has already brought us valuable new insights. The SUSBINCO project helps us to see beyond the current supply chain of chemical raw materials and has helped us to consider alternative futures. This has been a real eye-opener,” has declared Pasi Virtanen, the R&D manager of Teknos.

Teknos has already developed solutions to replace plastic materials within cardboard coating formulations for the packaging industry, employed biomaterials and experimented with advanced recycling of raw materials. In addition to focusing on sustainability, the company is also developing service-based solutions to bring added value to their customers.

“Our goal is to become the most sustainable coating company in the world. Achieving this ambitious goal calls for a lot of new ideas and novel materials that are just waiting to be discovered. Our goal is shown in all levels at Teknos – our production, logistics and R&D. Each new project must have an angle that accelerates sustainability,” has stated Veera Jehkonen, the process manager of Teknos.