Target of HiPer project is to generate a completely new product portfolio based on lightweight, sustainable composite materials. These new materials will be suitable for several industrial sectors, such as construction, automotive, transportation, furniture and packaging.
HiPer is a Business Finland Co-Innovation project coordinated by VTT. In a two-year project, VTT will take the production of new biocomposites to an industrial scale in cooperation with 9 Finnish companies.
The project is expected to generate new material and process solutions that will provide a competitive advantage for the Finnish industry, leading to new and increased business in the international thermoplastic composite markets for Finnish companies.
WP2 and WP3 develop fundamental understanding of the processing of long fibers and development of new formulations to meet the project targets in terms of performance and sustainability.
WP4 focuses on upscaling the processing of long fibers and the new formulations from lab to pilot environment
The technology is further proved in specific application in WP5 where selected applications are demonstrated using the technology and knowhow developed in the project.
“The project develops new innovative materials which can be utilized in new innovative products. Through this we want to do our part to improve customer and end-user experience and to reduce the carbon footprint. New composite materials can be utilized extensively in furniture to replace the plastics made from fossil-based raw materials.“Tuomas Mehtiö, Isku