MSc (Chem), Mrs Leena Ruusuvirta has been appointed specialist in the fibre technology company’s R&D team as of 1 February, 2018. Ruusuvirta will help Spinnova’s team in its raw material development.
Ruusuvirta joins Spinnova from catalyst manufacturer Dinex Ecocat, where she was a laboratory team leader. Prior to this she has been a research scientist with VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, working with micro fibrillated cellulose that Spinnova also uses as its raw material.
This recruitment is part of Spinnova’s growth and operational expansion this year.
– We are at an exciting growth phase this year, and many things taking place now are taking the Spinnova fibre closer to commercialization. We have also had a chance to recruit a new colleague and welcome Leena to our team, says Spinnova CEO Janne Poranen.
Spinnova is a Finnish technology company that develops the world’s most sustainable textile fibre. Spinnova’s breakthrough technology spins fibre made of cellulose, simply and without harmful chemicals. This patented technology saves water, energy and chemicals, making cellulose-based textile fibre significantly more ecological than cotton or the current man-made fibres. Spinnova’s objective is to globally commercialize pulp-based textile fibre. Based in Jyväskylä, Central Finland, Spinnova now employs 11 experts.