Novel processing technologies for cellulose-based electrical insulation components

Heli Kangas, Sini Metsä-Kortelainen, Lukasz Matysiak, Nikolaj Rosing, Tomi Kalpio

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    Abstract

    The production of electrical insulation components with cellulose as the raw material is based on an established technology. However, there is room for improvement in the current manufacturing as it is manual, and thus labour-intensive and slow. In addition, utilization of raw materials and energy are not optimal. These challenges will be tackled in a recently started EU-funded NOVUM project, aiming at development of pilot line based on novel manufacturing technologies for cellulose-based electrical insulation components. The new pilot line will target at rapid, automated and design-driven production of the components as well as significant efficiency improvement, higher productivity and flexibility, while achieving lower operational costs compared to the current technology. In addition, increased resource efficiency is expected, including reduction in labour time, waste generation and energy consumption. Besides technical feasibility, the end user requirements as well as economic, social and environmental impacts, including circular economy considerations will be taken into account.
    NOVUM focuses on three technologies for processing of cellulose-based materials: 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, foam forming and thermoforming. Cellulose material development will take place simultaneously to the process development to take into account the requirements of the different processing technologies, such as the thermoplastic features needed for 3D printing, as well as the operational requirements for electrical insulation components.
    In this presentation, the idea behind NOVUM will be discussed. Progress to-date will also be outlined, the first actions focusing on cellulose material and process development and finding out the end user requirements.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationNWBC 2018
    Subtitle of host publicationProceedings of the 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference
    EditorsEemeli Hytönen, Jessica Vepsäläinen
    PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
    Pages261-264
    ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-8671-4
    ISBN (Print)978-951-38-8672-1
    Publication statusPublished - 23 Oct 2018
    MoE publication typeB3 Non-refereed article in conference proceedings
    Event8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2018 - Scandic Marina Congress Center, Helsinki, Finland
    Duration: 23 Oct 201825 Oct 2018
    http://bioeconomy.vtt.fi/NWBC2018 (Conference website)

    Publication series

    SeriesVTT Technology
    Number340
    ISSN2242-1211

    Conference

    Conference8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2018
    CountryFinland
    CityHelsinki
    Period23/10/1825/10/18
    Internet address

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    Insulation
    Cellulose
    Processing
    Printing
    Raw materials
    3D printers
    Personnel
    Thermoforming
    Thermoplastics
    Environmental impact
    Foams
    Energy utilization
    Productivity
    Economics
    Costs

    Keywords

    • cellulose
    • electrical insulation
    • 3D printing
    • foam forming
    • thermoforming

    Cite this

    Kangas, H., Metsä-Kortelainen, S., Matysiak, L., Rosing, N., & Kalpio, T. (2018). Novel processing technologies for cellulose-based electrical insulation components. In E. Hytönen, & J. Vepsäläinen (Eds.), NWBC 2018: Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference (pp. 261-264). VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Technology, No. 340
    Kangas, Heli ; Metsä-Kortelainen, Sini ; Matysiak, Lukasz ; Rosing, Nikolaj ; Kalpio, Tomi. / Novel processing technologies for cellulose-based electrical insulation components. NWBC 2018: Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference. editor / Eemeli Hytönen ; Jessica Vepsäläinen. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2018. pp. 261-264 (VTT Technology; No. 340).
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    Kangas, H, Metsä-Kortelainen, S, Matysiak, L, Rosing, N & Kalpio, T 2018, Novel processing technologies for cellulose-based electrical insulation components. in E Hytönen & J Vepsäläinen (eds), NWBC 2018: Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, VTT Technology, no. 340, pp. 261-264, 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference, NWBC 2018, Helsinki, Finland, 23/10/18.

    Novel processing technologies for cellulose-based electrical insulation components. / Kangas, Heli; Metsä-Kortelainen, Sini; Matysiak, Lukasz; Rosing, Nikolaj; Kalpio, Tomi.

    NWBC 2018: Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference. ed. / Eemeli Hytönen; Jessica Vepsäläinen. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2018. p. 261-264 (VTT Technology; No. 340).

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    Kangas H, Metsä-Kortelainen S, Matysiak L, Rosing N, Kalpio T. Novel processing technologies for cellulose-based electrical insulation components. In Hytönen E, Vepsäläinen J, editors, NWBC 2018: Proceedings of the 8th Nordic Wood Biorefinery Conference. VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. 2018. p. 261-264. (VTT Technology; No. 340).