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Expertise area

Bioplastics, biocomposites and processing, circular economy solutions.

Most relevant projects:

PIHI (2018-2021): Sustainable Polymer Film Solutions (Pirkanmaan vähähiiliset kalvoratkaisut): European regional development funded project, duration 3 years (2018-2021), budget 1M€. Other partners: TAMK, Ekokumppanit Oy. Role: Coordination and project management

Accelerating sustainable age of plastics (ASAP) (2019). Role:Task Leader, Recycling of new bio-based materials

CLIC New Fibre Products (2016-2018). Role: responsible researcher in extrusion foaming of light-weight fibre-based biocomposites.

EU-FP7-OSIRYS (2013-2017): Safe, energy-efficient and affordable new eco-innovative materials for building envelopes and/or partitions to provide a healthier indoor environment. Role: Research scientist, extrusion foaming of lignin-based thermoplastics

EU-FP7-INNOBITE (2012-2015): Transforming urban and agricultural residues into high performance biomaterials for green construction. Role: Work package leader (WP4 Advanced thermoplastic biocomposites) Internal project manager (VTT), Research scientist

EU-FP7-BIOSTRUCT (2008-2012): Enhanced wood plastic composites for complex structural and multifunctional components. Role: Work package leader (WP2 Wood fibres), steering group member, internal project manager.

EU-FP6-BIOCOMP (2007-2008): New classes of engineering composite materials from renewable resources. Role: Research scientist, starch based biocomposites and polymer blends

Education/Academic qualification

Engineering and engineering trades, Master, Tampere University of Technology (TUT)

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Projects 2008 2012

Research Output 2011 2019

Foamability and viscosity behavior of extrusion foamed PLA–pulp fiber biocomposites

Rokkonen, T., Peltola, H. & Sandquist, D., 8 Jul 2019, In : Journal of Applied Polymer Science. 136, 41, 48202.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Blowing agents

Totally bio-based, high-performance wood fibre biocomposites

Peltola, H., Immonen, K., Wikström, L., Sandquist, D. & Rokkonen, T., 2018, NWBC 2018: Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference. Hytönen, E. & Vepsäläinen, J. (eds.). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, p. 256-260 (VTT Technology; No. 340).

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference article in proceedingsScientific

Open Access
wood fibers
ecological footprint

Recycled fibres and fibre sludge as reinforcement materials in injection moulded PP and PLA composites

Pääkkönen, E., Wikström, L., Peltola, H., Valta, K. & Retulainen, E., 2017, In : Journal of Bioresources and Bioproducts. 2, 3, p. 116-122

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Open Access
polylactic acid
composite materials
3 Citations (Scopus)

Predicting stiffness and strength of birch pulp: Polylactic acid composites

Sippola, M., Immonen, K., Miettinen, A., Laukkanen, A., Andersson, T., Peltola, H., Harlin, A. & Holmberg, K., 2016, In : Journal of Composite Materials. 50, 18, p. 2549-2563

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Composite materials

Activities 2010 2019

  • 6 Oral presentation
  • 3 Invited talk

Biomuovit jätehuollossa

Heidi Peltola (Speaker)
29 Aug 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Ekologiset elintarvikepakkausmateriaalit -ja ratkaisut

Heidi Peltola (Speaker)
28 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Light-weight biocomposites by extrusion foaming

Heidi Peltola (Speaker)
20 Mar 2019

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Kilpailukykyä ekologisilla muoviratkaisuilla

Heidi Peltola (Speaker)
29 May 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

Miten luomu voitaisiin pakata ekologisemmin?

Elina Pääkkönen (Invited speaker), Heidi Peltola (Invited speaker)
18 Oct 2018

Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation

Press / Media


Heidi Peltola


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Biomuovikin rakastaa lajittelua

Heidi Peltola


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

EU aims to change the plastic tide

Heidi Peltola


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Muovitiekartta etsii ratkaisuja - biomateriaalit tarjoavat niitä

Heidi Peltola


1 Media contribution

Press/Media: Press / Media