Fold partners are influential actors in the Finnish paperboard producing, package converting, abrasive paper and acoustic panel, as well as, brand owner value chain. In particular, they represent production of board, engineering, production machinery and packaging line, and finally utilisation of packages and products. The partners are committed to the targets of the Fold project and in longer term to contribute to the growth of Finnish export and green transition goals.

VTT is one of Europe’s leading research institutions. We are owned by the Finnish state. Our task is to advance the utilisation and commercialisation of research and technology in commerce and society. Through scientific and technological means, we turn large global challenges into sustainable growth for businesses and society

Aalto University is where science and art meet technology and business. The Aalto University community comprises 12 000 students, 400 professors and close to 4 000 other faculty and staff. Collaboration with Aalto University offers companies a vantage point for the latest research and opportunities to develop competitiveness, as well as an extensive network of experts. Collaboration also helps Aalto ensure that teaching and research respond to the changing needs of business. Together, we will build an even better, more sustainable
and more competitive Finland. Three of the six schools of Aalto: ARTS, Engineering and Science are partners in this project.

Anpap Oy is a privately owned Finnish company located in Valkeakoski. Long experience and deep understanding in both Airlaid process and mechanical engineering has created a base for long and close business relations globally. Anpap’s deliveries in Europe, North America and Asia includes several complete turn-key Airlaid lines, Airlaid pilot lines, diverse machine sections and numerous upgrade projects. Anpap upgrades existing production lines with latest design devices and components as well as improve performance of existing processes. Additionally, services include process and production auditions, process improvement plans,cost evaluations as well as mechanical and automation engineering.

Elomatic, established in 1970, is a respected international consulting and engineering partner in developing and improving industrial investments and products. Elomatic has developed special expertise within machinery and equipment manufacturing, biotechnology and pharmaceuticals, process industries, starch and potato processing, energy generation and distribution as well as marine and offshore. The vision is to be recognized internationally and highly valued by our customers as a leading supplier of: Industrial engineering and consulting services and turnkey deliveries based on our proprietary technology and know-how. The mission of Elomatic is to develop top technical know-how for our customers’ benefit. Elomatic’s business is improving customers’ competitiveness.

Nordic nature has been a source of inspiration for Lumene since its introduction in 1970 by the pharmaceutical company Orion. In 2020, Lumene celebrates its 50th anniversary and continues to pursue its journey as Nordic pioneer in circular economy within the beauty industry. The vision is to be the leading natural beauty brand with Nordic roots, considered the industry pioneer in sustainability and Nordic preservation. The mission of Lumene is to bring sustainable Nordic beauty products with wild-crafted potent Nordic ingredients, to consumers looking for naturally luminous beauty. We are inspired by Nordic women, created with Finnish nature, and Born of Arctic light.

Metsä Board is a leading European producer of folding boxboards and white linerboards made from fresh forest fibres, and a market pulp supplier. Its lightweight paperboards are developed as the perfect fit for consumer goods, retail-ready and food service packaging. The pure fresh forest fibres Metsä Board uses are from renewable sources, traceable to origin in northern forests and recyclable after use.

Mirka is a World leader in Surface Finishing technology and offers a broad range of groundbreaking sanding solutions for the Surface Finishing and Precision Industry. The R&D and innovation driven culture has enabled Mirka to offer a complete range of technically superior, high-quality abrasives, innovatively designed tools, supplementary products and complete sanding systems. Our vision is to reach a market position where we are seen as a market leader that drives innovation and sustainability within our core segments. The coated abrasives production is fully located in Finland with 97% of the products being exported to more than 100 countries worldwide.

Orfer Oy, established in 1970, innovates, engineers and manufactures robotized material handling systems for various industry sectors. Orfer provide turnkey robot automation solutions for customers. Orfer’s experts design tailor-made automation solutions, mechanics, automation and control software and user interfaces for our customers. Orfer’s factories manufacture the automation modules from start to finish. The manufacturing process includes laser cutting, bending, machining, welding, painting, pre-assembly and the final assembly of the automation solutions. Our staffs automation expertise is our foundation for superior achievement. We use our own automation knowledge to improve our production. All equipment is delivered onsite once it is production ready and tested. Our committed customer service continues with customer training, maintenance and modernization services – enhancing and supporting the customers production

Soften Oy was established in Turku in 2007. Since then, Soften has been pioneers in acoustic interior solutions both in Finland and abroad. Over the years, Soften has designed and manufactured acoustics products for private and public spaces that take into account both technical characteristics and interior design. Soften products have received the best acoustic classification: class A. Soften products have fire classification and M1-certification for low-emission building material. Soften has been awarded right to use Key Flag Symbol (Avainlippu) and Design from Finland for all products.

Stora Enso develops and produces solutions based on wood and biomass for a range of industries and applications worldwide, leading in the bioeconomy and supporting our customers in meeting demand for renewable eco-friendly products. Stora Enso is committed to the development of products and technologies based on renewable materials. Stora Enso’s products, in many cases, provide a low-carbon alternative to products made from fossil-based or other non-renewable materials. Produced solutions are found in such segments as building, retail, food and beverages, manufacturing, publishing, pharmaceutical, cosmetics, confectionary, hygiene and textiles. Stora Enso believe there is the potential to produce anything that’s made with fossilbased materials from a tree.

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