POINTS OF VIEW

Bringing innovation from an idea to business takes skilled management and complementarity

Curious R&D teams often speak a bit different language than their colleagues in production and sales. These two groups of professionals are also motivated by different factors – and for a good reason. While the task of production and sales is to utilize well-known opportunities and solve known problems, R&D people are professionals in identifying unknown opportunities and defining poorly…

How and why did non-printed digital media take over?

That the kingdom of media and communication is ruled by the digital is no news. Some 20 years ago it wasn’t news, yet, but a future vision. How and why did this revolution happen? To analyze this, it’s more useful to divide media into printed and non-printed categories, rather than into printed and digital. This is because the value chains…

Shall the gigantic subsidies to fossil fuels cease?

The “Polluter pays” principle is well and widely accepted among policy makers and industries. Applying this principle is the basis on which, e.g., modern waste management and recycling systems are successfully built – and the construction continues. The consumer is increasingly often put in the driver’s seat, when new waste minimization and recycling initiatives are introduced. Maybe the most striking…

Welcome to the bioeconomy in 2016 – we´ve saved you a seat!

SciTech-Service has been a leading developer of new solutions for the biomass processing industry for more than 30 years. Admittedly, the first 20+ years we called it the pulp and paper industry, but the aim has always been the same, to produce added value from biomass for our clients. Back around 10 years ago when I was starting my journey…

Man-Made Cellulosic Conversion Fibre

The Finnish term for Man Made Cellulosic Fibre is ”Selluloosamuuntokuitu”, which better translates into ”Converted Cellulosic Fibre” or “Cellulosic Conversion Fibre”. Either way, it quite nicely describes the essence of viscose fibre and other regenerated cellulose fibres: In an industrial process, the natural cellulose polymer is converted from the form of fibre pulp into the form of textile filament and…

Congratulations! VTT demonstrates cellulosic innovativeness.

SciTech-Service warmly congratulates VTT for the progress on their cellulose dissolving and spinning technique, which now is entering the demonstration stage. (See: http://www.vttresearch.com/media/news/unique-production-experiment-in-progress-turning-waste-cotton-into-new-fibre-for-the-fashion-industry ) We are glad to provide our demonstration scale spinning line and our expert team to VTT’s service for this purpose. The operational landscape of the textile industry is changing as new regulations for handling textile waste…

Experienced pilot can navigate your biomass process to industrial harbor

Having more than 10 000 biomass fractionation trials under its belt, SciTech’s bench scale biomass conversion pilot plant is probably the most experienced player in this field, globally. At the laboratory, various wood species and different annual plants have been converted into cellulose pulps and lignin fractions. Isolating hemicelluloses is also a growing trend. Today, no serious thinker can oppose…