A Finnish company is looking for partners, who aim to replace oil and food based raw materials used in their current products by new, and 100% bio-based materials (dissolving pulp, polymeric hemicellulose, sulphur-free lignin)

OFFER from Finland, reference: TOFI20191007001, valid from 12-11-2019 untill 13-11-2020

Technology
  • Title:
    A Finnish company is looking for partners, who aim to replace oil and food based raw materials used in their current products by new, and 100% bio-based materials (dissolving pulp, polymeric hemicellulose, sulphur-free lignin)
  • Start date:
    12 november 2019
  • End date:
    13 november 2020 (4 weken geleden)
  • Summary:
    A Finnish company, who has developed a new technology to fractionate biomass into its main constituents in high quality, and in a cost-effective way, is looking for partners for commercial agreement with technical assistance and for research cooperation agreement to utilise the fractions – dissolving pulp, polymeric hemicellulose or sulphur-free ligninin. The countries the company is interested to find a partner are Germany, China, Netherlands, Belgium and France.
  • Description:
    The Finnish company established in 2016 has developed a revolutionary biomass fractionation technology to convert biomass into its three main constituents. The company uses no sulphur in the process, which keeps the fractions (dissolving pulp, polymeric hemicellulose and sulphur-free lignin) very pure, reactive, and close to their natural form. Technology is scalable and economically viable also in smaller scale.

    The technology of the company is founded on a deep understanding of fundamental biomass chemistry. First findings of the innovation were made in 2011, by experienced wood chemistry professionals. Broad academic and industrial collaboration and networking have enabled the company to create state-of-the-art technologies where ingenious chemistry is combined with innovative reactor design and processing. The headquarters and R&D of the company are located in Finland. The company has already conducted intensive evaluation for the bio-based materials, together with the industry and academic partners.

    The company is currently launching their innovation to market, and is looking for partners for commercial agreement with technical assistance and for research cooperation agreement to replace oil and food based raw materials in their current products. The company is able to serve a wide variety of industries, such as textiles, packaging, paper & board, paints & coating, food, cosmetics, and medical, to name few. The company is looking for these partners in Germany, China, Netherlands, Belgium and France.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Commercial agreement with technical assistance, Research cooperation agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    The Finnish company is looking for innovative companies with established market position and product portfolio in their sector for commercial agreement with technical assistance and for research cooperation agreement. Target industries are e.g. (but not limited to) textiles, packaging, paper & board, paints & coating, food, cosmetics, and medical. The company prefers partners, who already have a clear business strategy and goals in replacing oil and food based materials in their products.

    The goal of the co-operation is to replace oil and food based raw materials, to develop new products based on dissolving pulp, polymeric hemicellulose or sulphur-free lignin provided by the Finnish company.

    >500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

Organisation
  • Development stage:
    Already on the market
  • IPR Status:
    Secret Know-how,Patent(s) applied for but not yet granted,Patents granted,Granted patent or patent application essential
  • Market keywords:
    Commodity chemicals and polymers
  • Technology keywords:
    Plastics, Polymers
    Biobased materials
    Special chemicals, intermediates
  • NACE keywords:
    Manufacture of pulp
    Manufacture of other chemical products n.e.c.
  • Advantages and Innovations:
    Based on material evaluations this far, the company is convinced that their cost-competitive, high quality and 100% bio-based fractions can replace oil and food based raw materials in multiple applications.

    The innovation is a breakthrough in biorefinery industry, and no other technology can extract all three fractions in the same process. Furthermore, no other fractionation technology can produce polymeric hemicellulose.

    The process uses no sulphur, and it extracts the fractions gently in high quality, and close to their natural form. Fractions may also provide additional benefits in terms of materials properties and performance to e.g. medical applications. The fractionation process can utilise a wide variety of feedstock, both wood such as spruce and pine, but also non-wood such as straw and bagasse.

    The company prefers partners, who already have a clear business strategy and goals in replacing oil and food based materials in their products.
Client
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry SME <= 10
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
    Nee
  • Year Established:
    2016
  • Turnover:
    1 - 10M
  • Country of origin:
    Finland
  • Languages spoken
    • English
    • Swedish
    • Finnish