Start-up involvement in Biosorbe and Ecopals
Being a small key player in a large market has its advantages. The partnerships with Ecopals have moved quickly from first contact to contract. Ecopals uses Rottneros Packaging's technology for its product Greenwood, a building component that is both strong and lightweight, which can replace heavier components in such things as furniture and doors.
Biosorbe manufactures an absorbent that makes it possible to clean up, for example, oil in water. Rottneros has contributed expertise, electricity in the form of heat from the drying process and pulp from the mill. Biosorbs´ factory is located inside the gates of Rottneros Bruk.
Partner to Sting Bioeconomy
If you don’t have your own research department, you have to work smarter. Rottneros collaborates with Sting Bioeconomy, a company that supports startups and business ideas in the bioeconomy sector. It’s a partnership that allows Rottneros to find others with ideas that correspond to Rottneros’ future thoughts on biocircularity and new areas of use for the clean pulp the mills produce. The picture on the left shows the product Greenwood by Ecopals, mentioned in the paragraph above.
Energy and sustainability
The innovation team are also working on energy and sustainability. A logical solution as energy use is an important part of being able to work sustainably in the long term. It is equally important to incorporate innovative thinking into sustainability efforts. Sustainable behaviours and practices involve employees as much as technological solutions. Read the interview with our energy expert Anna Boss.
The growing subsidiary Rottneros Packaging focuses on developing and producing recyclable, molded fiber trays to replace plastic trays. The idea was born at Rottneros around the year 2000 and led to an innovation project that received international attention. The project was transferred to a company and the product is today called Nature by Rottneros.
Innovation has a strong focus on helping Rottneros to develop in a sustainable way for the future.