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Retrogradation, what’s up with that?

1 Introduction Monday morning 7:00 AM and Roger was feeling blue. He was slicing bread for, well, for himself. The staled wheat surface offered some response partly turning into crusts below the sharp, serrated knife…

Chemigate Sports Campaign 2018 results

The results from the Chemigate Sports Campaign are in. For those of you who are not familiar with our yearly campaign can read an interesting article about it in the last issue of the Bridge…

Chemigate will have a new CEO

Seppo Lamminmäki’s (age 62) term as CEO of Chemigate Oy is drawing to its end. Tom Schauman (46) is nominated by the board to begin as the company’s new CEO on October 1st 2018. To…

With great powder comes great responsibility

Back in the day we used to have plenty of people at the mill to do all kinds of nifty stuff. For instance, if a big-bag wouldn’t empty you had your choice of burly men…

Bioner students visited Chemigate

Some merry representatives from the Bioner student organization (technology students from the Tampere University of Technology) visited Chemigate on a frigid March Tuesday. They were acquainted with Chemigate’s production and product portfolio as well as…

In Papermaking Land

Introduction Allow me to take you on an imaginary tour for a change. Assume that we could enlarge the world of papermaking with all its components by some 1000ds of magnitudes. This only to help…

In the World of Volleyball

Imagine that you are in a locker room with your teammates. The atmosphere is calm and focused, perhaps also with slight nervousness. The coach sketches last-minute tactical instructions on the board, and your team captain…

Tarmon Pulma
the Potato-Field Fence

Mr. Harrinen is performing another test for his potato field. He is planning to cultivate potatoes in 10 square mounds, all of which are different sizes (1 × 1 m, 2 × 2 m, 3…

Starch in papermaking

Introduction The Production Manager of PM 1 parks his hybrid car, nods to the lady guard at the gate and dons his helmet with goggles before inspecting his machine. Yes, this is his paper machine,…

Solution for Heikki Harrinen’s potatoes

DILEMMA: Master potato farmer Heikki Harrinen has ordered a new variety of potato for his farm in Lapua, and now he wants to determine the effect of the cultivation area on the variety’s growth rate.…