Woodspin, the joint venture of Spinnova and Suzano, is proceeding with its factory project in Central Finland according to the original schedule. The production spaces are expected to be ready for technology installations in summer 2022, and for the factory to be completed by end of 2022.
On the south side of Jyväskylä in Central Finland, one can already see the Woodspin factory complex take shape. The facility is the first commercial factory of the Woodspin partners, the sustainable textile material company Spinnova Oy, Jyväskylä/Finland, and pulp company Suzano SA, Salvador/Brazil, and a start to what will be some million tons of annual global volume of Spinnova fiber capacity within 10-12 years.
The main contractor SRV has proceeded on schedule in the project, led by local real-estate developer Jykia. The production spaces for manufacturing the highly sustainable Spinnova fiber are estimated to be ready for technology installations at the end of summer of 2022, and for the factory to be completed by end of 2022.
The factory complex will include Spinnova’s and Suzano’s joint venture Woodspin’s fiber production, Suzano Finland’s micro-fibrillated cellulose (MFC) refining, as well as Spinnova’s headquarters and some of its product development functions.
For Suzano, the MFC refining investment is the company’s first ever investment outside of Brazil. The pulp is shipped to Finland in sheets, which mitigates the climate footprint of the logistics.
Spinnova has also designed the factory’s energy solutions to ensure a low emission facility that runs on 100% renewable energy and recovered heat energy. In addition, the factory is planned to transfer excess energy back into the district heating network.