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Scale-Up Nanoparticles in Modern Papermaking

Objective

Past years have made the radical change of the European paper industry evident to everyone. To accelerate growth, the industry has to beat the product commoditization and renew its product base with value-added products. Energy saving is not just part of the environmental agenda, it has become the most crucial topic for the competitiveness of European paper industry. In order to maintain the advantage, the development of technologically advanced manufacturing processes is a must, along with reduced specific energy consumption. Nanocellulose is the most promising nano-material for wide-variety applications in papermaking, today only prepared and applied in lab-scale. SUNPAP addresses the enhancement of European paper industry competitiveness by means of nanofibrillouscellulose (NFC) based processes. SUNPAP proposes a program based on an integrated and complementary approach for: a) scaling up efficient and innovative production routes to deliver nanofibrillous cellulose (NFC) as functional additive for industrial processes and innovative added value products; b) innovating the papermaking processes by the introduction of NFC additive; c) assessing impacts of nanotechnologies on consumer and occupational safety, public health in general and environment, and enhancing the related European foreground d) demonstrating the economic, environment and social sustainability of the innovative papermaking processes and products and therefore, e) successfully transferring the nanotechnology innovation to the paper value chain. Through demonstrations of the processes, the project will deliver new extremely light-weight and multifunctional products for a wide range of end-uses in the graphical and packaging paper industries. Economical and sustainability assessments in the project cover the whole value chain. However, the targeted advantages are not possible without dramatically changing the total value chain, encompassing it from the pulp to the end of life-cycle of the product

Field of science

  • /medical and health sciences/health sciences/public and environmental health
  • /social sciences/other social sciences/social sciences interdisciplinary/sustainable development
  • /engineering and technology/nanotechnology

Call for proposal

FP7-NMP-2008-LARGE-2
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Funding Scheme

CP-IP - Large-scale integrating project

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT
Address
Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 VTT Espoo
Finland
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 1 330 724,50
Administrative Contact
Ulla Forsström (Ms.)

Participants (25)

PAPIERTECHNISCHE STIFTUNG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 855 000
Address
Hessstrasse 134
80797 Munchen
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Jean-Yves Escabasse (Dr.)
CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE L INDUSTRIE DESPAPIERS CARTONS ET CELLULOSES
France
EU contribution
€ 877 000
Address
Domaine Universitaire
38610 Gieres
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
François Julien Saint Amand (Dr.)
INNOVHUB - STAZIONI SPERIMENTALI PER L'INDUSTRIA SRL
Italy
EU contribution
€ 355 000
Address
Via Meravigli 9 B
20123 Milano
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Patrizia Sadocco (Ms.)
UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO
Portugal
EU contribution
€ 225 400
Address
Campus Universitário De Santiago
3810-193 Aveiro
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Carlos Pascoal Neto (Prof.)
COLOROBBIA ITALIA SPA
Italy
EU contribution
€ 188 160
Address
Via Pietramarina 53
50059 Sovigliana Vinci
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Laura Niccolai (Dr.)
INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE
France
EU contribution
€ 273 500
Address
Avenue Felix Viallet 46
38031 Grenoble Cedex 1
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Julien Bras (Dr.)
KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 295 500
Address
Universitetsgatan 2
651 88 Karlstad
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Lars Järnström (Prof.)
CAVITRON vom Hagen und Funke Verfahrenstechnik GmbH
Germany
EU contribution
€ 33 300
Address
Am Leveloh 9
45549 Sprockhövel
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Fritz Soucek (Mr.)
Zimmer Maschinenbau GmbH
Austria
EU contribution
€ 58 800
Address
Ebentaler Strasse 133
9020 Klagenfurt
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Regina Triebnig (Ms.)
Hansa Industrie Mixer GmbH&Co Kg
Germany
EU contribution
€ 75 600
Address
Kronsbruch 6-8
28816 Stuhr
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Andreas Finger (Mr.)
TTY-SAATIO
Finland
EU contribution
€ 206 308
Address
Korkeakoulunkatu 10
33720 Tampere
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Merja Fagerström (Ms.)
AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR
Finland
EU contribution
€ 284 120
Address
Otakaari 1
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
Administrative Contact
Mikko Alava (Prof.)
Felix Schoeller Service GmbH & Co. KG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 2 272,20
Address
Burg Gretesch
49086 Osnabrück
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ernst Kirchhoff (Mr.)
BIOSAFE SPECIAL LABORATORY SERVICESOY LTD
Finland
EU contribution
€ 179 199
Address
Microkatu 1
70210 Kuopio
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Atte Johannes Von Wright (Prof.)
TYOTERVEYSLAITOS
Finland
EU contribution
€ 299 250
Address
Topeliuksenkatu 41 B
00250 Helsinki
Activity type
Research Organisations
Administrative Contact
Kai Savolainen (Prof.)
POYRY FINLAND OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 60 788
Address
Jaakonkatu 3
01620 Vantaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katja Bergroth (Ms.)
NANOSIGHT LIMITED
United Kingdom
EU contribution
€ 104 700
Address
London Road Minton Park
SP4 7RT Wiltshire
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Bob Carr (Dr.)
J RETTENMAIER & SOHNE GMBH & CO KG
Germany
EU contribution
€ 50 300
Address
Holzmuhle 1
73494 Rosenberg
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Hans-Georg Brendle (Dr.)
STORA ENSO AB
Sweden
EU contribution
€ 161 100
Address
Asgatan 22
791 80 Falun
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Anders Wigsten (Dr.)
UPM-KYMMENE OYJ
Finland
EU contribution
€ 26 000
Address
Alvar Aallon Katu 1
00100 Helsinki
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Isko Kajanto (Dr.)
Ahlstrom research and services
France
EU contribution
€ 352 600
Address
Impasse Louis Champin
38780 Pont Eveque
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Noel Cartier (Mr.)
SCHOELLER TECHNOCELL GMBH & CO KG
Germany
Address
Burg Gretesch
49086 Osnabruck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ernst Kirchhoff (Mr.)
KESKUSLABORATORIO OY

Participation ended

Finland
EU contribution
€ 151 288,50
Address
Tekniikantie 2
02150 Espoo
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Timo Lehto (Mr.)
POYRY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING OY
Finland
EU contribution
€ 277 662
Address
Jaakonkatu 3
01621 Vantaa
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Katja Bergroth (Ms.)
Felix Schoeller jr Foto- und Spezialpapiere GmbH & Co. KG

Participation ended

Germany
EU contribution
€ 41 427,80
Address
Burg Gretesch
49086 Osnabrueck
Activity type
Private for-profit entities (excluding Higher or Secondary Education Establishments)
Administrative Contact
Ernst Kirchhoff (Mr.)