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VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland


PO Box 1000 FL-02044 VTT


Mika Vähä-Nissi (Research Team Leader, Surface Treatments)

Other staff

Ali Harlin (Research Professor, Biomaterials)

Jonas Hartman (Key Account Manager, Chemistry)

Raimo Korhonen (Head of Research Area, Printed functionality)

Jouni Lattu (Key Account Manager, Packaging)

Tuomas Mustonen (Vice President, Customer Solutions)

Pia Qvintus (Research Team Leader, Fibre Products)

Maria Smolander (Research Team Leader, Printed Sensors)


+358 20722 6191


+358 20722 7026

VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland is the biggest contract research organisation in Northern Europe. VTT provides high-end technology solutions and innovation services. From its wide knowledge base, VTT can combine different technologies, create new innovations and a substantial range of world class technologies and applied research services thus improving its clients' competitiveness and competence. Through its international scientific and technology network, VTT can produce information, upgrade technology knowledge, create business intelligence and value added to its stakeholders. VTT has extensive expertise in packaging technologies including engineering of novel fibre-based and other biomaterials. Research is targeted to competitive products and solutions for the paper, chemical and packaging industries. Special emphasis is to combine developed functional systems with novel printing and coating technologies. VTT is experienced in food/package interactions, packaging processes and food contact materials. Packaging solutions are developed by thorough understanding of the food product behaviour during storage and distribution. Research areas: --Functional packages --Novel renewable materials: biopolymers, fibre-based materials --Coating and surface modification --Printing --Printed optics, electronics and diagnostic packaging systems --Cost management --Optimised packaging processes for food


IAPRI 2017

The 28th IAPRI Symposium is taking place between the 9-12 May 2017 in Lausanne, Switzerland. it is hosted jointly by Vaud University of Applied Sciences and Nestec. For details please click here.

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IAPRI Symposium attracts over 130 delegates

The forthcoming IAPRI Symposium in Lausanne (9-12 May) has attracted delegates over 130 delegates from 20 countries. There are 99 papers in total out of which 69 are oral and there will be posters and keynotes included in the programme.

Marie Rushton, IAPRI Secretary General says 'We are looking forward to an excellent event where researchers from all over the world will network and develop strong links'