WELCOME TO CURIOSUM (former Sliperiet)
In April 2019, Sliperiet changed it´s name to Curiosum and
merged with the science center Umevatoriet. This autumn we will
take the next step. and together with our tenants move into the
renewed premises of Sliperiet at Arts Campus at Umeå
In 2020 Curiosum will open. A new science center, to inspire
young and old with science and technology. We believe curiosity can
change the world.
Look out for our new website coming soon!
Appreciated visit to Processum by +Project's steering group
Foto: Eva J:son Lönn
On May 26, + Project's new steering group held a meeting
in Örnsköldsvik to gain insight into RISE Processum's industrial
research in the biorefinery field. Processum is an active partner
in + Project, a major collaborative project in digital production
at Sliperiet at Umeå University.
Monday, May 26, +Project's steering group gathered in
Örnsköldsvik for a meeting, and a guided tour in Processum's
research lab. The tour was led by Jonas Joelsson, Research Manager
of Processum and an active partner in + Project. Jonas presented
Processum's history, development and business in an engaged and
Processum's role in + Project is to work with forest-based
materials that can be used in digital manufacturing processes, such
as 3D printing, and to increase the value of forest raw materials
by more efficient utilization of woodbased residues. Processum
participates in the development of new materials in several
different ways. Among other things, they are involved in building a
pilot plant for production of nanocellulose, a new exciting
material. For + Project, the company is also developing other
wood-based materials and conduct experiments to create new
"In the project, we usually talk about fluff and glue," says
Jonas Joelsson. "By binding fibres with a gluing material, you can
get composites with interesting properties. It would also be
interesting to produce a prototype for a new sandwich material,
that is a component that has a light core material and a hard
surface with other properties."
After the tour, a steering group meeting was held where, Åke
Fransson, project manager and others, told about the +Project's
situation and way forward.
In +Project, Sliperiet brings together academic
and regional companies to create a strong research and innovation
area and a regional network in digital production, sustainable
construction, and 3D technology in northern Norrland. +Project is
co-financed by Region Västerbotten and European Regional
Processum was established in 2003. Twenty
companies in the Processum Association owns 40 percent of the
company, and RISE 60 percent. The company has a
turnover of just over SEK 30 million per year and currently employs
approximately 24 employees. In addition to +Project, Processum is
part of seven different Horizon 2020 projects.
Nanocellulosa is extracted from wood fibers.
The nanofibres have exceptional strength properties comparable with
Kevlar, but unlike Kevlar, the fibers are completely renewable.
Do you want to know more about Processum's activities?
Visit the website
Jonas Joelsson, Research Director of Processum
| + 46 10-516 67 60