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EKOPINE Ltd - Cleantech for the Future. Pine Tar Industry was the first big volume forest product in Finland In 1860´s Oulu was the biggest tar export.

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1 EKOPINE Ltd - Cleantech for the Future

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3 Pine Tar Industry was the first big volume forest product in Finland In 1860´s Oulu was the biggest tar export harbour in the World Tar was produced in Kainuu area Pine Tar Industry

4 Pulping Process and Tall Oil Recovery

5 Living pine trees produce oils, resins and turpentines to protect themselves against rot and moulds Ekopine went into forest and we asked advice from pine trees: HOW DO YOU PROTECT YOURSELVES Solution: Impregnation Oils from Pine Trees Living Pine Trees – Natural Protection with Natural Oils

6 Landscaping Timber Market in Europe 7000 – M€ One of the most rapidly growing market segment in timber industry Nearly all of timber chemically treated Some tropical wood and timber from rainforests is still used Landscaping Timber – Garden Timber Market

7 Problems with chemically treated timber Fare of chemicals / biocides According to the recent marketing research consumers try to find alternatives to traditionally treated timber Erosion and cracking problems with traditionally treated timber Heat treated timber does not work well Problems with rainforest timber Problems to recycle traditionally treated timber Traditional Timber Preservation

8 From renewable resources – Oils from Pine Trees – Tall Oil Derivates Products: Pine Oil Soaps, Soap derivates, Surface Agents Pine Oil based Industrial Chemicals Pine oil impregnated timber Impregnation Service for timber industry Impregnation know-how Oils for Bio-Lubricants Ekopine Ltd

9 Small, micro-sized company Founded in 1993 Employs 3 people in January 2013, growth expected in spring 2013 Ekopine Ltd

10 UPM closed down t/a paper mill in Kajaani Recovery of UPM Paper Mill New Industrial Park for companies Ekopine located in TMP2 – mechanical pulping section A lot of tank and process equipment capacity available for new use Ekopine Production

11 Pine Oil treated timber has been tested since 1993 Also other advantages than eco-friendly process Impregnation also possible without any kiln drying Rapid process (12-48 h) – change of liquid inside in timber Water will be forced out of the timber by tall oil Treated timber has been tested for years in several European institutes Modular process equipment - upscaling with sensible investments costs Ekopine Process

12 Over-supply of small diameter timber all over the Europe Small diameter timber price in the forest 15 €/m 3. Mill price €/m 3 Oil treated timber €/m 3 and garden timber products €/m 3 Value added process: times more value in h New Possibilities of Small Diameter Round Wood

13 Novel impregnation method has some material technology challenges Ekopine own resources very limited Some new ideas for oil modification process are needed More information about oil treated timber vs untreated timber is needed Science Link for Ekopine

14 Ekopine was contacted by local development company in Kainuu area in Finland: Kainuun Etu Oy, Mr Pasi Puhakka Information about Science Link and possibility to get answers for material technology challenges Agreement to work confidentally inside in Science Link Connection to University of Turku Department of Physics and Astronomy Second Call for companies Science Link for Ekopine

15 3D imaging and chemical information of Ekopine treated timber Steps with Science Link

16 Ekopine will have reliable information about oil treated timber Helps to develope products and processes further Helps to get information for customer needs Science Link Results

17 Novel eco-friendly technology process Designed for rapidly growing garden timber market Value adding process 15 => 40 €/m 3 => 400 €/m 3 => €/m 3 Co-operation possibilities for partners in timber industry and garden / landscaping timber market Let´s do this together?

18 Company nameEkopine Oy Contact PersonHannu Kokko, MD AddressHiekkakiventie 7 FI Oulu Production Tehdaskatu 15, Hiertämö 5 D 22 FI KAJAANI Telephone Facsimile Webwww.ekopine.fiwww.ekopine.fi Contacts


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