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Technology and Production

TECHNOLOGY & PRODUCTION

INDUSTRIAL PILOTING 

We offer an agile and flexible piloting environment for testing new ideas, comprising the activities supporting the industrialization of new bioproducts and bioprocesses. 

 

We help our customers to scale up suitable and sustainable solutions with high goodwill and efficiency and a low environmental impact.

FIBERX PILOTING CENTER @Lemi is our neutral, open access "professional playground" to develop and test novel biobased innovations, materials, recipes, products & processes for commercial scale-up. 

Our lean core team combined with a large expert network assist your team from Research to Business with a professional and cost-effective can-do-approach.

Piloting is learning.

Succeeding together.

Raw materials

RAW MATERIALS

Lignocellulose based materials e.g.

 

  • Agrofibers

  • Recycled Fibers 

  • Wood Pulp 

  • Bark

  • Side Streams

  • Textile Fibers

  • Special Fibers:  

  • Nanofibrillated cellulose (NFC)

  • Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC)

  • Microcrystalline cellulose (MCC)

Fiber Treatment

FIBER TREATMENT

Grinding & Pulping

Processing Raw Materials into Cellulose & Fractionation 

Internal Fibrillation 

Fractional Piloting: Hemicelluloses, Extractives, Lignin

Special Fibers:  

NFC/MFC & MCC

Stock Washing & Processing 

Pilot Line Converting

PILOT LINE & CONVERTING

PROCESS DEVELOPMENT & EQUIPMENT TESTING

  • Special head boxes

  • Foam forming

  • High-density lining

  • Sensor testing

  • Barrier testing

  • Special coatings

  • Electrospinning

  • Die presses

MATERIAL & RECIPE TESTING

  • Composites

  • Multilayer & membrane materials

  • Films & filters

  • Fillers & chemicals

  • Special fibers & materials (MCC/MFC, recycled fibers) 

TRAINING

Hands on customer training including both theory and practical training, on our pilot paper machine.

INDUSTRIAL PILOTING & TESTING ENVIRONMENT

We offer our customers and partners a creative, supportive and results-driven environment where ideas are freely tested and refined. 

 

In Lappeenranta/Lemi, Finland we have progessively improving possibilities to serve demanding testing and industrial piloting requirements. Pilot paper machine, fiber treatment units, stock preparation and laboratories etc.

  • Flexible piloting

  • Pre-production & proof-of-concepts

  • Any cellulose-based material manufacturing

  • Product development & scale up

    • Packaging concepts

    • Filter materials

    • Molded products

    • Composites

    • Films

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INNOVATION ECOSYSTEM / CLUSTER

@ Lappeenranta, 2024

New open access pilot site will concentrate on industrial piloting & development of waste and side stream conversion to pulp and value added fractions.

  • Agropulping

  • Extraction

  • Lignin processing

  • Biobased adhesives

  • Waste textile solutions: Polycotton separation

  • Bark residues

  • Microfibrillated/crystalline cellulose

  • Conversion of food waste to bioplants: spent beer grain, citrus peels, flour residues, oil pressing cakes, etc.

 

More info: mikko.ruuska@fiber-x.fi 

Piloting and Testing Environment
Process development
PROCESS DEVELOPMENT

Our core competence is to design and build new concepts and pilots for novel materials, products and processes. We play a key role as a technological partner, by adding sustainable value to the innovation chain from raw material to final products. 

OUR OFFERING

  • Process technology development

  • Process optimization & retrofitting

  • MINIMILLS – smaller scale satellite & modular manufacturing units

OUR FOCUS IS ON NOVEL MATERIAL INNOVATIONS FOR FAST COMMERCIAL SCALE-UP!

Practical Training
PRACTICAL TRAINING

FIBERX has trained over 1000 engineers, specialists and sales personnel from machine manufacturers, chemical and packaging companies during the past decades.

 

The secret is practical training in a live paper machine environment by industry experts combined with laboratory measurements and workshop & classroom training. 

We'd be happy to fill your and your partners' knowledge gaps and give "Heureka" moments with deep understanding of paper and board processes! 

Those interested...

  • All personnel working in the paper and pulp industry

  • Suppliers working in the paper and pulp industry environment

  • Schools and educational institutions

More info from our "Sensei of Training": seppo.rikkinen@fiber-x.fi

We are here to help bioindustry companies in piloting emerging high-value innovations with minimal overheads.
Get in Touch

Want to know more about our Piloting services?

Get in Touch

info@fiber-x.fi

+358 45 328 2002

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