Blogs

New biodegradable materials

Image by Sulapac There is some interesting companies in Finland working with sustainable materials in order to replace widely used plastics in production. One and maybe best known by now is Sulapac Ltd. Sulapac Ltd has got lot attention with their material innovation and they got even fashion company Chanel to invest in them. Company…
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Making ECOLABNET visible

An important task in the project is to communicate about ECOLABNET, making the network visible. This post is an example of such an activity. We would be happy to do it again.PRE- Corona, Team VIA presented the ECOLABNET project externally at a conference in an Intermediary organization “Hedensted Erhverv” in Denmark.At the conference, more than…
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Brand new report on main conclusions about the needs of manufacturing SMEs in relation to eco-innovation

A survey conducted within the ECOLABNET project in the 6 partner countries – Poland, Lithuania, Estonia, Finland, Sweden and Denmark – shows, that the manufacturing SMEs in regard to eco-innovation in general are: highly motivated, already working with eco-innovation or at least considering it making procedures for implementing eco-innovation in their business having focus on…
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A Bio-Based Resin for a Multi-Scale Optical 3D Printing

We have investigated acrylated epoxidized soy bean oil (AESO) based photocurable resins, which were proven to be suitable for both commercially available personal table-top 3D printers and to state-of-the-art ultrafast laser nanolithography dedicated setups. Thus, it covers the range of 5 orders of magnitude in spatial fabrication resolution/accuracy, which by itself is a unique property…
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Companies have different reasons for developing eco-innovation

The importance of ecological aspects has increased in recent years and eco-innovation is often discussed in the context of sustainability. According to the European Commission, “Eco-innovation refers to all forms of innovation – technological and non-technological – that create business opportunities and benefit the environment by preventing or reducing their impact, or by optimising the…
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Packaging trends 2020

Ecolabnet project researchers participated in the leading industrial event in Northern Europe in Helsinki on March 11-12, 2020, called PacTec, FoodTec & PlastExpo Nordic. A total of 2,765 visitors visited the fair over two days. Although the current coronavirus significantly reduced the number of visitors, the fair was very successful and inspiring. Many of the…
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Rapid Prototyping for Industrial Product Development

Today, prototyping is a crucial part of the industrial product development process to remain competitive in the business. A prototype is a physical representation of a whole product or a component of a product that, although limited in some aspects, can be used for testing, design, and evaluation. Prototypes must be quickly and simply producible, easy…
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ECOLABNET project meeting in Poland

On October 27-29, 2019 in Czestochowa, the second working meeting of the ECOLABNET Network of Service Providers for Eco-innovations in Manufacturing SMEs project, implemented as part of the Interreg Baltic Sea Region program, aimed at creating a network of service providers supporting ecological innovations in manufacturing SMEs from the BSR took place. The meeting was…
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Inspiring collaboration at the 7th Baekeland International Symposium

Tarragona, October 15-18, 2019. Kaunas University of Technology representatives attended the 7th International Baekeland Symposium devoted to the strengthening of academic and industrial networks. This conference was an exciting and inspired meeting of the world experts working in the field of thermosets. The latest results from the renowned researchers and industry experts were presented. The…
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Solidworks as a tool for industrial product design

Using CAD (computer aided design)  you can generate industrial design concepts by modelling it in 3D. CAM 3D programs are  parametrical modelling programs and most of the production companies are also using them for their design. By using CAD programs you can design objects in 3D environment and use models as a base for actual…
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