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Scale-Up Nanoparticles in Modern Papermaking

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

Coordinator

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Address

Tekniikantie 4 A
02044 Vtt Espoo

Finland

Activity type

Higher or Secondary Education Establishments

EU Contribution

€ 1 330 724,50

Administrative Contact

Ulla Forsström (Ms.)

Participants (25)

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PAPIERTECHNISCHE STIFTUNG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 855 000

CENTRE TECHNIQUE DE L INDUSTRIE DESPAPIERS CARTONS ET CELLULOSES

France

EU Contribution

€ 877 000

INNOVHUB - STAZIONI SPERIMENTALI PER L'INDUSTRIA SRL

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 355 000

UNIVERSIDADE DE AVEIRO

Portugal

EU Contribution

€ 225 400

COLOROBBIA ITALIA SPA

Italy

EU Contribution

€ 188 160

INSTITUT POLYTECHNIQUE DE GRENOBLE

France

EU Contribution

€ 273 500

KARLSTADS UNIVERSITET

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 295 500

CAVITRON vom Hagen und Funke Verfahrenstechnik GmbH

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 33 300

Zimmer Maschinenbau GmbH

Austria

EU Contribution

€ 58 800

Hansa Industrie Mixer GmbH&Co Kg

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 75 600

TTY-SAATIO

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 206 308

AALTO KORKEAKOULUSAATIO SR

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 284 120

Felix Schoeller Service GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 2 272,20

BIOSAFE SPECIAL LABORATORY SERVICESOY LTD

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 179 199

TYOTERVEYSLAITOS

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 299 250

POYRY FINLAND OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 60 788

NANOSIGHT LIMITED

United Kingdom

EU Contribution

€ 104 700

J RETTENMAIER & SOHNE GMBH & CO KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 50 300

STORA ENSO AB

Sweden

EU Contribution

€ 161 100

UPM-KYMMENE OYJ

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 26 000

Ahlstrom research and services

France

EU Contribution

€ 352 600

SCHOELLER TECHNOCELL GMBH & CO KG

Germany

OY KESKUSLABORATORIO - CENTRALLABORATORIUM AB

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 151 288,50

POYRY MANAGEMENT CONSULTING OY

Finland

EU Contribution

€ 277 662

Felix Schoeller jr Foto- und Spezialpapiere GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

EU Contribution

€ 41 427,80

Project information

Grant agreement ID: 228802

Status

Closed project

  • Start date

    1 July 2009

  • End date

    30 September 2012

Funded under:

FP7-NMP

  • Overall budget:

    € 9 809 162,48

  • EU contribution

    € 6 765 000

Coordinated by:

TEKNOLOGIAN TUTKIMUSKESKUS VTT

Finland