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Our daily starch

Our daily starch ((C6H10O5)n, CAS nr. 9005-25-8) aka amylum that has been used for millennia for everyday energy to enjoy at our tables and for centuries to strengthen our garments, paper, board and magazines, was assigned a somewhat different purpose by Mother nature. Let’s consider some fundamental aspects of the...

Development

Three years ago, we published an article about Kyrö Distillery Company. A lot can happen in three years. In this case, what has taken place is considerable and wide-ranging development – although, since we’re talking about whiskies, “maturation” might be a more fitting term. In keeping with the first article,...

Key factors in avoiding dust explosions

When we are dealing with a fine powdered material or product in a gas phase, some precautions are required in order to ensure safe processing and handling. The smaller the particles, the lighter will a powder-air mixture become. The bulk material’s density will be of less importance below a certain...

Tarmo’s Puzzle
Heikki Harrinen’s potatoes

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. For his test crops, Heikki has reserved an area of 13 × 13 meters, which he...

Visiting rural Mayan Mexico – not your typical university course

People often regard university studies as a series of sleep-inducing lectures and an endurance test on the student’s part. These assumptions were proven wrong by Aalto University’s Sustainable Global Technologies (SGT) Studio course, which took a few lucky students for several weeks in the rural village of El Veinte de...

Solution for Drawing the Pipeline

PULMA: 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. The factory also has its own gas container. For production to kick off and...

Tom Lundin and Atte Leinonen joins Chemigate team

Tom Lundin D.Sc. (Tech.) joined our team in Mietoinen from 27.2.2017 and will support the Chemigate Sales and R&D functions. Coming from Kemira R&D and Technology he owns a background within industry and academia with cross-disciplinary scientific experiences. Tom’s main expertise covers biofibrils and -polymers, their production, modifications and structural interactions...

What do you learn at college?

I’m now enrolled in the last few courses that I need for completing my master’s degree in engineering at Aalto University. Right now, I’ve notched up 253 credits out of the 300 required. The remainder will be covered by 17 credits’ worth of lectures and my master’s thesis. I think...

Freeze! It’s FBI Day!

Throughout my studies, Forest-Based Industries (FBI) Day has ranked among the year’s top occasions. Interesting talks by leaders of the forest industry! A great opportunity to find temporary work, a topic for your master’s thesis, or even permanent employment! A dinner with free alcohol!  And, what’s more, the Forest Products...