HiPer consortium forms a strong value chain of 9 Finnish companies which give good opportunities for commercialization of developed solutions. The consortium consist of raw material suppliers (CH-Polymers and Metsä Fibre), machine suppliers (Valmet and Sulzer), material producer (Paptic), product manufacturers (Volar Plastic and NMC Cellfoam) and end users (ISKU and Koskisen). The consortium is strengthened with a wide international network of partners, which further expands the expertise available for the research work carried out in HiPer. HiPer project is linked and supported by ExpandFibre and Beyond Circularity ecosystems, and funded by Business Finland.
CH-Polymers provides dynamic and innovative solutions for paper and packaging, paints and coatings, and nonwoven applications. Our water borne polymer dispersions give you tools to exceed your expectations.
Contact: Teemu Piesanen
ISKU is a leader in Finnish know-how, quality, and industrial innovation in its field. To us, bringing sustainability and a love of nature to the forefront of furniture design comes naturally. Our design is inspired by Finnish forests, pure raw materials, and environmentally friendly manufacturing methods.
Contact: Tuomas Mehtiö
Koskisen is a family company that was founded more than 100 years ago. We process Finnish wood into products that stand the test of time. Over the decades, we have evolved into an international wood products and processing expert. Integrity, courage, creativity and productivity are the values that guide our operations. Our aim is to always exceed our customers’ expectations. We know the end-use requirements set for our wood products, and we want to promote our customers’ business through innovative product and service solutions.
Contact: Riitta Ahokas
Metsä Fibre is a leading producer of wood-based bioproducts, such as pulp, sawn timber, biochemicals and bioenergy. We produce pulp and bioproducts at four mills in Finland, and sawn timber products at five sawmills in Finland. Our products are known for their high quality, which is based on the unique characteristics of Nordic wood.
Contact: Kirsi Hirvonen
NMC Cellfoam designs, manufactures and delivers customized solutions for many types of insulation (sound, heat, vibration), damping, sealing and personal protective equipment as well as product protection. We are the leading converter of cellular plastics, rubber and insulation materials in the Nordic region. NMC Cellfoam – converting your ideas into reality!
Contact: Lasse Kinnari
Paptic Ltd is a high-growth company established in 2015 with headquarters in Espoo, Finland. The company has developed Paptic®, a fibre-based and recyclable material to replace plastics in packaging. The material has been available on an industrial scale since 2018. Today the company employs 30 professionals and the material has been delivered to over 50 countries.
Contact: Seppo Virtanen
Sulzer is a company with long and solid experience and proven expertise in several important customer segments. Pulp, board and paper processes and applications as well as new ones based on wood raw materials represent high-priority commitment and partnership areas for the business and product development organization of Sulzer Pumps Finland.
Contact: Reijo Vesala
Valmet is a leading global developer and supplier of process technologies, automation and services for the pulp, paper and energy industries. With our automation systems and flow control solutions we serve an even wider base of process industries. The scope of process technologies offering includes complete production lines, mills and plants, technology islands and machine sections as well as process components.
Contact: Mervi Kuoppamäki
Volar Plastic and Purvac are together a strong industrial partner for mobile machinery, interior and furniture, medical, defence and ship building industries. The group, formed in February 2022, has ability to serve its clients with following technologies: Vacuum forming of sheet plastic, cold pressing of industrial felt and manufacturing of demanding composite solutions. The group has 2 locations in Finland and one in Estonia, totalling some 13.000m² of production facilities, and a strong team of 90 people who are ready to serve new and existing clients. Recycling and use of sustainable materials is of highest priority at both Volar Plastic and Purvac. Efficient use of energy throughout all operations has equal top priority in the group.
Contact: Suvi Keskinen
Business Finland is the Finnish government organization for innovation funding and trade, travel and investment promotion. Business Finland’s 600 experts work in 40 offices globally and in 16 regional offices around Finland. Business Finland is part of the Team Finland network.
Accelerating the development of sustainable bioproducts, ExpandFibre (2020-2024) is a joint 50 M€ R&D collaboration launched by Fortum and Metsä Group and co-funded by Business Finland. It focuses on upgrading pulp fibre, hemicellulose and lignin from renewable and sustainable sources of straw and northern wood into new bioproducts. Its ambition is to meet the growing demands for sustainable textile fibres and other added value biomaterials.
Transforming waste and emissions into valuable resources for sustainable growth. Development of most potential next generation technologies for industries based on utilizing fiber as raw material to reduce emissions and to enable circular economy.