Soap and turpentine in softwood kraft mills

Panu Tikka wrote a short commentary on one of his old publications: PaT 180721 Tikka, et al.Solving soap and turpentine related process problems in softwood kraft mills.P&P Can, 103(2002)6:T 149, p 30 – 35 In the modern more and more sustainable biobased economy the old obnoxious word “pulp mill” is being replaced by a better expression “ bioproduct plant “…

Introduction to forest-based bioeconomy

From: Forest BioFacts, the digital learning environment and source of in depth information for professionals in pulp and paper and other biomass conversion industries, which is published by the Finnish Forest Products Engineers Association ( ). Introduction to forest-based bioeconomy Wood is a renewable natural material with various uses, and it has always satisfied people’s diverse and ever changing needs. Early hunter-gatherers made…

Return for the future – the rediscovery of rags

The textile industry, most visibly the leading fashion brands and entrepreneurs, are busy with efforts to translate the imperative of textile recycling into profitable business.

SciTech at the 15th Cellulose Fiber (Viscose) industry forum

Xiang You and Heikki Hassi ‘s recently participated in the 15th Cellulose Fiber (Viscose) industry forum and their presentation is now fully available. The meeting took place from 25th to 27th May in Hangzhou, China. SciTech ‘s presentation was streamed for all conference participants on the 27th May 2021 at 11:10-11:35 a.m. Chinese time (6:10-6:35 a.m. Helsinki time). The event…

Dissolving Pulps in an AC press push the limits of Darcy’s law – what does it mean?

It’s not surprising, then, that for assessing the processability of a certain pulp or a pulp blend in AC pressing, and for comparing various pulps, a “flight simulator”, i.e., a small-scale AC press is necessary.

Scitech at the 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres

Heikki Hassi had the pleasure to present at the 2nd International Conference on Cellulose Fibres. The online event took place on the 2nd to 3rd February. You can watch below Heikki Hassi ‘s presentation regarding the topic “The challenging conversion of natural elementary fibrils into Man-Made Cellulosic Fibres” : You can also download the presentation PDF below: