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Elomatic to be main design partner in the new commercial-scale factory by Spinnova and Suzano

Elomatic will deliver a significant part of the design work for a textile fibre factory to be built in Jyväskylä for Woodspin, a joint enterprise of Spinnova and Suzano. The plant will produce SPINNOVA® fibre and represents a significant step in Spinnova scaling up their production.


Elomatic’s design consists of project management and various design phases from preliminary surveys to basic design and implementation, including designing the required equipment and processes, as well as the plant and its electrical installations, instruments, automation and the related technical calculations, construction amendments and risk assessments. Elomatic also participated in Spinnova’s pilot production line project that started over two years ago

“We are very excited and grateful to continue our cooperation with Spinnova, enabling us to participate in meaningful work and support the success of a industrial scale sustainable development project,” says Timo Pirinen, Elomatic’s Senior Vice President.


First commercial scale SPINNOVA® production plant

The material innovations company Spinnova and the largest producer of market cellulose, Suzano, are investing approximately EUR 22 million in the first commercial-scale SPINNOVA® production plant. The total investment, including all required infrastructure, such as real estate, is estimated to be EUR 50 million. Spinnova’s sustainable fibre, which can be produced from wood and waste without any detrimental chemicals, will be available to global textile brands in approximately 2023.

The contract between Elomatic and Spinnova also includes managing procurement, including specification and tendering documents. The engineering, procurement, and construction management (EPCM) assignment also includes managing competitive tendering, comparing and analysing the tenders as well as implementation scheduling, installation oversight and commissioning.

For us, Elomatic was a natural choice as the design partner of the commercial-scale factory. The successful pilot production line project in 2019 demonstrated,that Elomatic has the capacity and professional competence to come on board our project that will transform the way textiles are made globally. The textile industry is eagerly waiting for our sustainable fibre, the production of which is estimated to start in late 2022, once the Jyväskylä factory is completed,” says Janne Poranen, Spinnova CEO and co-founder.
 

Further information:

Timo Pirinen, Senior Vice President
Elomatic Oy
+358 50 535 1770
timo.pirinen@elomatic.com

Janne Poranen, CEO
Spinnova Oyj
+358 400 138 711
janne.poranen@spinnova.com


About the companies

Elomatic Oy is a consulting and design company that focuses on solutions that improve the well-being of people and the environment. Elomatic employs more than 1,100 professionals in 13 countries. We operate in the following industries: process and energy, food and medical, sea and offshore energy as well as machinery and equipment manufacturing. 

Spinnova is transforming the way textiles are made globally. Spinnova has developed a new kind of technology for creating textiles out of wood and waste flows such as waste leather, textiles and food, without using any harmful chemicals.

The patented SPINNOVA® does not create any waste, side streams or micro plastic and its CO2 emissions and water use is minimal. SPINNOVA® materials biodegrade quickly and are fully recyclable.

Spinnova is committed to using only ecological raw materials, such as FSC-certified wood and waste streams. Spinnova cooperates with leading textile industry brands and industrial partners in order to drive global commercialisation of the SPINNOVA® textiles. Spinnova has a industrial-scale pilot plant in Finland and is currently scaling its production to commercial volume.

Spinnova has received awards in competitions for sustainable innovations, such as those organised by Fast Company, ISPO, Scandinavian Outdoor, ANDAM, Monocle and Marie Claire UK.

Spinnova shares (SPINN) are listed in the Nasdaq Helsinki First North Growth Market. 

Suzano is committed to be a global pioneer in the ecological use of natural resources.  Suzano is the world’s leading producer of eucalyptus cellulose and of the largest paper producers in Latin America. Its products are exported to over 80 countries, making Suzano part of the lives of more than two billion people.  Suzano employs, directly and indirectly, over 35,000 people and has for over 90 years invested in innovative solutions to help farm eucalyptus that can replace fossil materials with renewable, bio-based materials. The company complies with the highest standards for good governance on all market places where its shares are listed, such as the B3 in Brazil and NYSE in the United States.