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Animal skin is an excellent material, but even without the ethical concerns around killing animals for the skin, the leather tanning process causes significant chromium emissions that are damaging to the environment and human health. Synthetic... Read more

Some contaminant yeasts make beer bottles and cans explode. Apart from being dangerous for consumers these ‘diastatic’ yeasts also cause loss of beer batches due to off-flavours, increased alcohol and over-carbonation in products. VTT scientists... Read more

Consumers demand more personalised and healthy foods. This trend combined with hectic lifestyle and snacking requires new on-site technologies to satisfy consumers’ needs. VTT created a prototype of a mini cupcake factory, which enables on-site... Read more

A section of plastic waste collected does not qualify for mechanical recycling and is incinerated instead. VTT has developed and introduced a form of chemical recycling based on pyrolysis, a process which turns almost all plastics and their... Read more

Autonomous systems are seeing increasingly rapid uptake in the transport & logistics sector, helping companies to increase efficiency as well as lowering their environmental footprint. Read more

The erosion of materials used in wind turbine blades caused by weather conditions is a problem that applies to the whole wind energy sector. Read more

Within the next few years, robotics to enable agile production will be developed in Tampere, Finland in two projects under the EU’s Horizon 2020 programme with a combined budget of EUR 32 million. Read more

A pioneering Finnish nanosatellite has reached space equipped with the world’s smallest infrared hyperspectral camera. Read more

VTT and Carbodeon Ltd Oy have developed a plastic material suitable for consumer and industrial use, enabling faster 3D printing and improving the mechanical durability of the printouts. Read more

The VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is helping to solve the global plastic waste problem. VTT develops in a project called PlastBug a mobile container unit to remove plastic waste from ocean areas, in order to create a safe living environmen Read more

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