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The Swedish startup company Biofiber Tech Sweden AB started its operations in 2016. The company has patented a technology with which it is possible to make wood fibers more hydrophobic.
Sara Georgsson, business developer at Biofiber Tech Sweden AB, says that this year the company launched its first own material, FibraQ.
-We sell wood fibers in pellets that we first chemically treat, to plastic compounders, says Sara Georgsson, business developer at Biofiber Tech Sweden AB, and adds that this year the company launched its first own material, FibraQ.
Since the material is sold in pellet form, it can easily be implemented in any compounding line, the company states.
The company collaborates with several paper mills in Sweden, Norway and Finland.
In the company's trials, they have mixed in between 20 to 51 percent hydrophobic wood fibers in various plastic materials such as PE, PP, PLA, HIPS and sugar cane-based PE with very good results.
-Right now we are producing wood fiber pellets on a pilot scale. In 2022, the goal is to scale up to produce between 10 and 30,000 tons by 2023. In 2026, we hope to be able to go up in full-scale production, which means 130-150,000 tons, says Georgsson.
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By Malin Folkesson
December 7, 2021 07:30