Financier: Luke's strategic funding

Partners: Aalto University ChemArts program + a network Fibre Net of other academic and industrial partners will be developed during the project

To create database on feasible sources of alternative and under-utilized plant-based fibers for industrial processing, explores and develops fiber processing techniques to make prototypes for diverse applications together with partners, analyzes sustainability and customer-acceptance aspects of new fiber-based material prototypes.

Plant-based fibres and side-streams of forestry biomass are globally important bioresources. The project strengthens Luke’s competence in collaborating and producing scientifically valid knowledge relevant for industries on characterization and properties of fibres from primary production, linking the acquired knowledge with logistic and industrial processes generating added value to fibres, and fortify research collaboration with partners on prototyping and business concepts.