Foam forming: from a harm to an asset [full-length] 2

Foam forming: from a harm to an asset [full-length]

Resource efficiency and new product opportunities for the forest sector and fibre based products with VTT’s unique foam forming technology!

Can existing paper and board machines be turned to make over 15% lighter products from less valuable raw materials? Can you use less refined pulps with excellent formation and reduce energy and chemical consumption? Can you simultaneously provide new product launches? This may sound like a dream but latest R&D results show that this may become a reality through introduction of the foam forming technology.

In foam forming, a large amount of air is added to fibre suspension. This prevents fibre flocculation, enhances dewatering, enables production of light weight structures and opens up a way to utilize traditionally challenging raw materials from nanoparticles to long fibres. The world’s first pilot scale facility, which offers a way for companies to test their concepts in realistic process conditions, was launched 2013 and the development race towards the next generation biobased fibre products has already begun.

Participate in the future of papermaking with a sustainable alternative!


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