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Otto Soidinsalo

Otto Soidinsalo works as a technical application manager at Borregaard. He has a Ph.D. in organic synthesis from the University of Helsinki and his working experience ranges from organic synthesis, cellulose ethers and its applications to nanocrystalline cellulose and microfibrillated cellulose.

Recent Posts

Microfibrillated Cellulose as a biofiller for greener tire tread

By Otto Soidinsalo 7. March 2017

There is a growing interest to increase the portion of bio-based components in various consumables. We have previously discussed about the challenges to incorporate microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) into composite materials with hydrophobic matrixes, such as PLA. Today we will take a step to even further and see how MFC can support the development of more environmentally friendly tires with high performance and durability.

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Sustainable composites: the compatibility between PLA and MFC

By Otto Soidinsalo 31. January 2017

The market for packaging and packaging solutions is expected to grow in the next four years due to factors like increased online shopping*. At the same time, the demand for sustainable packaging becomes more evident. In this article, we explore the compatibility of MFC with PLA and discuss what could be the benefits of such a mixture in various packaging products. 

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Why barrier properties of MFC may influence the taste & quality of your coffee

By Otto Soidinsalo 17. January 2017

The biggest change in the coffee culture in recent years has been the way people prepare their coffee at home. An increasing number of households use single serve brewing (pods, capsules) for producing a fresh cup of coffee, resulting in an increased amount of waste. Replacing the current coffee packing materials is not straightforward, and obviously there are several challenges related to it. In this blog post I will play with the idea how microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) could support the development of new, more environmentally friendly, compostable or biodegradable coffee capsules.

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Thinner and greener adult incontinence products with MFC

By Otto Soidinsalo 3. January 2017

The first thing that usually comes to mind when hearing the word incontinence is diapers. These large pants almost impossible to hide and wear without someone noticing them. However, the product targeted for adult incontinence are in most cases pads, which are either in the form of underpants or attached to your underwear. Since people suffering from incontinence still want to live normal, active life, the industry is targeting thinner, discrete, but at the same time more efficient products to wear under regular clothes. So the question is, how will microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) fit into this picture?

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Safer batteries with microfibrillated cellulose

By Otto Soidinsalo 18. October 2016

You may have read about the issues related to lithium-ion batteries lately. Situations where the batteries have swelled or even caused a fire or an explotion. The question is, could microfibrillated cellulose (MFC) be used to prevent these issues? Or would there be other functions in the batteries where MFC would be useful or even open new opportunities?

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