The daily brief: 24 June 2019
All the daily Finnish business news that works: Silo.AI, Kalmar, Raute and KONE make headlines.
VTT finds use for forestry byproducts in transport
VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland has developed a sustainable solution to turn biomass waste from forestry into heat, biofuels and chemicals.
Stora Enso’s lignin-based product stacks up awards
The Finnish renewable materials company’s Lineo by Stora Enso product has won the Innovative Product Award 2018 by the Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).
Two Finns make an impact in Sweden
Finnish bioeconomy company Stora Enso has partnered with a Swedish university, while Finnish startup WorkPilots is launching its work experience service in Sweden.
Five for Friday: Wooden construction and design
Given the fact that 75 per cent of Finland’s land area is covered by forest, it is no wonder that its green gold has been exported around the world in various shapes and sizes.
Metsä Board’s gift box keeps on giving in Shanghai
Metsä Board’s skincare gift box has won first place at the Luxe Pack Shanghai Awards in the ‘in green’ category, repeating the same feat it accomplished last year.
Stora Enso’s Lineo is ‘Bio-Based Product of the Year’
Finnish bioeconomy company Stora Enso’s renewable replacement for fossil-based materials, Lineo by Stora Enso, has been awarded at the Bio-Based World News Innovation Awards 2018.
UPM and FSC become global partners
Finnish bio and forestry company UPM and the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) have announced a global strategic partnership.
Metsä Wood setting up shop in Estonia
Metsä Wood, part of Metsä Group, is building a new birch plywood mill in Pärnu, Estonia, after acquiring a 10 hectare industrial site in the seaside city.
Trimble doubles down on Finnish companies
US company Trimble has acquired the Finnish duo of Savcor and Silvadata, both of which stem from the forestry field and will complement Trimble’s Connected Forest division.
Metsä Wood launches EUR 100 million investment programme
The Wood Products Industry of Metsä Group is giving its Kerto LVL and plywood operations a significant boost in Finland and Estonia.