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A future in the forest industry

“Meaningful and diverse work with bio-based products, fuels or biomass. If that would also include a chance for international tasks, it’d be my dream job,” says student Minna Ukkonen, summing up her career hopes.

Evolve or disappear

In the economic evolution driven by creative destruction, market dynamics destroys the slow and spares the fast.

Paper is still needed

Kati ter Horst heads Stora Enso’s paper business in a situation where the entire industry has gone through a major change, brought on by gradually declining demand. Yet paper is still a big business.

The third life of a paper machine

The modernised mill of Stora Enso in Varkaus is in brand new shape and ready to give an increasingly efficient response to the changing global demand for forest industry products. Late last year, with help of a diverse network of partners, the mill’s fine paper producing paper machine PM3 was converted into a machine that produces packaging board.

A bio-based pouch for crisps and nuts

VTT developed a fully bio-based food package with excellent technical properties. The stand-up pouch is coated with, among other things, nanocellulose produced with the HefCel method.