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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.

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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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Temaer: MFC

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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Temaer: MFC, Batteries

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Exilva is Borregaard’s innovative new additive within the field of Cellulose fibrils / Microfibrillated cellulose (MFC). Exilva is a completely natural and infinitely sustainable performance enhancer that improves rheology and stability in product formulations.


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