In 2021 Finnfoam made a significant manoeuvre in their strategy, splitting the company into two divisions, Finnfoam continuing as a producer of innovative thermal insulation products and FF Future as the company’s spearhead in sustainable solutions.
– Sustainability has always been a factor in our business, as the usage of a facility, namely heating and cooling, contributes up to 75 percent of a building’s carbon footprint. Also, the use of plastics in thermal insulation products is a prominent element, which has to be taken into account in our industry, says Henri Nieminen, CEO of Finnfoam.
Together with VTT (Technical Research Centre of Finland), biosourced material company Brightplus and Finnfoam’s subsidiary, Nordic Soya, a soy-based feed and food producer, Finnfoam will pilot an industrial-scale production of bioplastics in a biopolymer plant in Uusikaupunki, starting in 2025.
– We see soy production side streams as one of the raw materials of the future, not only in the construction industry but also in other implementations, for example, in medical applications, due to its biodegradability, states Henri Nieminen.