The research part has rapidly turned into an increasingly important part of MoRe Research. Several MoRe pilot equipment are well suited for research projects such as nanocellulose and fibre modification technologies. In order to support and gradually increase current research, Anna Svedberg, former Marketing and Development Manager, has been appointed R&D Manager responsible for research at MoRe.
Contact: Anna Svedberg +46 70 819 11 75, E-mail
PhD Zoheb Karim is a postdoc who run a project in close cooperation with Wallenberg Wood Science Center and KTH. "We are very optimistic in taking development a big step forward with this project," said Zoheb Karim, post-doc and PhD from LTU, whose PhD student was part of the EU project NanoSelect, a project within the EU's 7th Framework Program which aimed to develop filters for water purification made from nanocellulose. My part of the project is to develop films for the production of films and treated nanocellulose paper.
Contact: +4670-2956538, E-mail
Msc. Tove Joelsson (ex-Samuelsson) has been employed as industrial postgraduate student at MoRe in a project cooperation with FSCN at Mid Sweden University. The aim of the research project is to develop very strong packaging material from high yield pulps. These packaging materials will to a large extent replace today’s plastic based articles.
Researchers at FSCN have been able to produce very strong and moisture proof sheets with the aid of a special sheeting technique, provided that a pulp such as CTMP or TMP with a high lignin content was used. The idea is to create prerequisites for the current newsprint and magazine paper mills using TMP to relatively simply be able to modify their paper machines and TMP processes to instead produce packaging material which in many cases are better than current liner based on chemical pulp. The characteristics in question are tensile strength, compressive strength and wet strength in particular.
A new specially designed steel band based sheet press will be produced by IPCO for this project, to be installed at MoRe.
Contact: +4670-306 22 15 E-mail
Since June 2017, Msc. Tommy Nordin is an industrial licentiate in a research project run in collaboration between Mid University and MoRe Research. The purpose of the project is to reduce the cost of, and facilitate the use of, potentiating multilayer technology by replacing carboxymethylcellulose (CMC) with nanocellulose.
The purpose of the project is to create industrially useful knowledge for optimizing chemical treatment combined with mechanical processing of fine fractions, partly CNC and partly NLC-type materials based on industry's existing production lines. Fines of pulp and long fiber sulphate, long fiber sulphite, CTMP and TMP pulp types will be extracted and used in the project. An important part of this work is therefore to identify where the fractions with a high proportion of fines are available.
Contact: +4672-5875005 E-mail
Mid Sweden University in Sundsvall and MoRe Research in Örnsköldsvik are cooperating with the Norwegian research institute RISE PFI on the PlastiCel project. The aim is to develop composite materials from nanocellulose and cellulose, which can be used as a barrier for heat, air and moisture. This means that products such as fish trays which are mostly made from plastic today, might in the future consist of temperature isolating composite materials made from cellulose and nanocellulose, with good barrier characteristics against air and moisture.
PhD Sara Wallstén is leading the research for this project at MoRe Research. Contact: +46 72-226 34 38, E-mail
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