Materials Processing

Surface Engineering utilizes modern surface engineering technologies (thermal and kinetic spray processes, laser surface treatments and thin film technologies) for basic and application-oriented research and for supporting industrial R&D.

Processing of advanced ceramics covers the whole processing chain from powder synthesis through 3D printing to sintering. It has, for example, equipment for supercritical carbon dioxide (ScCO2) assisted synthesis, granulation by ultrasonic atomization, and drying with freeze drying.

Polymer processing and testing utilizes thermoplastic injection molding, extrusion, and elastomer and composite processing technologies, rheological measurements of thermoplastics, thermosets and elastomers, mechanical testing and thermal analysis.

Paper Converting and Packaging has equipment for testing the protection properties and performance of materials in processing and package forming and a versatile (co)extrusion coating/lamination and dispersion coating pilot line.


Petri Vuoristo

Antti Hynnä