Chemical analyses provide the basis for the optimization of the pulping process, covering cooking, bleaching, and recovery processes. At KCL, we offer a diverse range of analytical services tailored to meet the specific needs of our customers: Studying the impact of different cooking and bleaching chemicals, additives, and process parameters on pulp quality. Addressing queries […]
KCL supports all phases of barrier coating development with the wide-ranging experience from thousands of pilot trials and laboratory analyses. Our coating services platform is uniquely comprehensive, offering a wide range of different application techniques from laboratory to full scale pilot. Our laboratory coating services include small-scale preparation of coating colors, a draw-down coater with
One year ago, KCL was sold to management and private investors. Consequently, there is a significant interest to learn how this over 100-year-old privately owned entity performs. The answer is quite simple – it’s performing pretty well. KCL’s revenue grew, all existing clients continue or even increase their co-operation, and new clients emerge. Hence, there
The world is drowning in plastic packaging and traditional paper does not fit everything. Fortunately, Paptic developed a wood-fibre based and recyclable at scale packaging material that combines the best aspects of plastic and paper. Now Paptic can be found both in the bags of ordinary department stores and in the electronics packaging. In the
KCL hosts the BIOHUB cluster tailored for the biomaterials sector. BIOHUB offers a dedicated space for testing, piloting, and laboratory facilities. Business Finland support facilitates investments, corporate cooperation, and competence development in material handling, processing, extraction, drying, and waste treatment. KCL’s future location enables the expansion of BIOHUB for RDI activities across various businesses.
Anu Kettunen (D.Sc.) joined KCL Laboratory in autumn 2023. With profound expertise and experience in quality control of various industrial branches, including pulp, paper and board processes since last millennium, Anu brings a wealth of knowledge to the team. At KCL, she will focus on the development and validation of microplastic analytics. She will also
KCL will participate in the Plastic Waste free World expo in Cologne, Germany, November 8-9, 2023. We warmly welcome you to visit our booth B 175. Hope to see you there!
Meet Matilda Martin (M. Sc., Tech.) our latest addition to our Laboratory Services Team. With a background in binder and paper coating development Martin will bring a wealth of hands-on experience to strengthen our laboratory coating and paper & paper board testing services. As our new Customer Service Martin is dedicated to helping our clients
Next-generation barrier papers are replacing non-recyclable packaging materials in even more food and non-food applications. DELSCI creates minimum viable prototypes that can be tested on customer packaging lines before being industrialized. Revolutionizing paper food packaging, no less. DELSCI’s innovations keep on the beneficial, sustainable properties of paper component – as being recyclable or compostable. On
Three 26-meter-long trucks, two sea containers and numerous vans were required to move the extrusion coating pilot machine from Hervanta, Tampere to the KCL pilot plant in Otaniemi, Espoo. The equipment was built in 1988 at the Tampere University of Technology to serve education and research and development of paper and paper board converting technology.