Finland-based Spinnova reports it has completed construction on a pilot factory line after just three-and-a-half months. The line, which is a big step on the way to large-scale commercial production, can produce from 100 to 400 tons per year. The pilot line works with Spinnova’s wood-based fiber production, but also may be used with other biobased raw materials the company is considering. Spinnova now seeks commercial partners to run product development trials over the next year.
“This is a greenfield factory in every way imaginable, and yet with a genius idea, careful planning and meticulous implementation, everything has gone as planned,” said Janne Poranen, CEO.