VTT’s research in new materials includes development of metallic, ceramic,
polymer, cementitious and wood materials and various compositions of these
materials. VTT's knowledge and research facilities cover the entire
development chain from material synthesis and nanoscale material development,
through semi-product and compound development to development of material
processing and manufacturing methods aiming at final products.
The main focus areas of VTT’s development work in new materials cover diverse fields of industry including new materials for
use in energy technology
components in pulp and process industry
machines, vehicles and transportation
In future, there will be an increasing need for materials with improved energy efficiency and sustainability, higher performance in demanding applications, new functionalities, enhanced intelligence of products and increased usability of natural material resources.
VTT has approx. 80 specialists in this research area. We have excellent experimental research facilities and knowhow for
material process and production development
special techniques for material characterisation
material performance evaluation