Super-Techie’s New Year’s resolutions for 2017

I promise to complete my master’s degree. This promise encompasses the following steps to be completed by the end of June: a) having 270 study credits under my belt and b) finding a suitable topic…

A tour of the provinces: Mietoinen and Kaipiainen

One of the perks of my job as the official blogger for Chemigate is that I get to visit places I didn’t even know existed. While Lapua, the location of Chemigate’s headquarters, regularly features in…

Drawing the Pipeline

Chemigate recently established a new processing plant in Posio, near Kuusamo, and now the new buildings (the office, silo, and factory) must be connected to water and electricity sources along the edges of the plot.…

Russia and environmental protection – a match made in heaven?

[caption id="attachment_7812" align="alignright" width="300"] The mandatory food picture.[/caption] When I think of Russia, environmental protection and efficient use of resources aren’t among the first things that spring to mind. That’s part of what made it…

Looking for good people!

Chemigate is looking for two paper and board professionals to join our expanding team. If you think you're up for the adventure get comfy, take a load off and keep on reading. SALES ENGINEER We…

What are today’s freshmen made of?

[caption id="attachment_7783" align="alignright" width="300"] The middle-of-nowhere simulator in Otaniemi.[/caption] What are today’s freshmen made of? Do they have any interest in the forest industry as an employer? Even though I’m just 23 years of age,…

The annual cycle in engineering studies

In 2016, Chemigate published articles in its magazine The Bridge describing the annual cycles in the cultivation of barley and starch potato. It is a well-known fact that barley and the liquid products generated from…

Career paths built on pulp

When I started high school, I had no clear idea of what I wanted to study after taking my final exam. At high school, I was interested in chemistry and biology, and, after looking through…

How to become a better summer employee?

Hi guys! I had the privilege to attend a seminar in Paphos, Cyprus, headlined “The Torchbearers” and run by Esa Saarinen, Professor of Applied Philosophy from the Aalto University. I would like to thank the…

Looking for Läsäkoski

”In which Läsäkoski are you going to work this summer?” This is what you can hear students studying forest product technology asking each other as early as January. There are two things worth noting here.…