Heat conducting paper
|Coordinator||STORA ENSO PAPER AKTIEBOLAG - Kvarnsvedens pappersbruk|
|Funding from Vinnova||SEK 500 000|
|Project duration||September 2017 - March 2018|
|Venture||The strategic innovation programme Bioinnovation|
|Call||BioInnovation Prestudy stage 1, 2017|
Purpose and goal
Heat-conducting paper is an innovation project aimed at investigating the possibility of converting traditional paper production into nano graphite paper (NGP) with new features. The project is interdisciplinary and encompasses the entire value chain, and is designed to get an overall insight into potential markets, costs and opportunities to scale up to a pilot or full scale production. From this point of view, the project has worked very efficiently and has helped the parties to make clear decisions about possible further work.
Expected results and effects
The technical results in the form of scalable processes for making NGP are good. The manufactured paper shows good mechanical integrity and very good electrical conductivity. Heat conductivity was not achieved to the extent desired for passive heat conduction. Reduced cost of nanographite has been identified as an important factor in introducing NGP into a market. Examples of direct effects of completed project are the generation of new IP, which is planned to be patented by one party, as well as the identification of a possible business cooperation between two parties.
Planned approach and implementation
The project was deliberately set in a cross-disciplinary way with new collaboration, where wood fiber-based industry is linked to a new raw material and to new end-users. This scheme was appreciated and led, among other things, to new project ideas and a new possible business potential between two parties. The production of an NGP prototype at the start of the project contributed to concrete discussions with end users and effectively targeted the conversation about how such a prototype could be modified and combined to achieve effective end-user solutions.