Fibre technology and fibre-based products

RISE PFIFocus areasFibre technology and fibre-based products

Optimized and efficient technologies for conversion of sustainable raw materials into innovative and functionalized fibre-based products are a central research area at RISE PFI

Forest-based ligno-cellulosic biopolymers are expected to play a major role in the transition from fossil-based industries and products towards a resource-efficient and sustainable bio-economy. Effective and optimized conversion technologies are a pre-requisite to fully utilize the potential of ligno-cellulosic fibres.

RISE PFI has for many years built up extensive experience and competence within fibre-process interactions in mechanical pulping, and has a long history as a preferred research partner for the pulping industry. Development and implementation of novel and cost-efficient fibre conversion technologies has contributed to maintaining and strengthening the competitiveness of our industrial partners.

As the market for traditional fibre applications – such as printing papers – has been rapidly changing, novel perspectives evolve, including functionalized packaging and absorption materials, nanofiber production, fibre-based composites and bio-refinery applications. In close cooperation with actors along the entire forest-based value-chain, RISE PFI has successfully established a number of research projects targeting innovative bio-fibre processing and functionalization.


    Wood fiber-based construction products manufactured by a wet process


    Next generation food packaging materials – wood fibre-based packaging with biobased water and gas barriers


    Thermoformed fibre products for functional and sustainable packaging of fresh food

    Biobased foam

    Biobased foams can have useful properties for several applications

    Textile recycling in Trøndelag

    Textiles from households must be recycled by 1 January 2025


    Replacing fossil fuel-based plastic products

    Recycling of wood

    Recycling of demolition wood at Retura IR

    Green fibre

    in asphalt production


    The Woodworks! Cluster


    A new generation beverage carton


    3D formed fibre packaging

    Dry Fibre Forming



    New technology for improved control of the production of mechanical pulp from wood chips


    Construction products based on wood and wood fibers

    Textile production

    A sustainable alternative to petroleum-based and cotton-based fibres

    Previous projects



    RISE PFI is part of RISE - Research Institutes of Sweden

    RISE PFI is and internationally acknowledged research institute within processes and products based on lignocellulose. RISE PFI´s focus areas are Fibre technology and fibre-based products, Biorefining and Bioenergy and Biopolymers and Biocomposites.



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