"Superb final results can be achieved by applying fairly simple production methods. The idea of the project was to develop technologies based on which all parts of a raw material can be used, without leaving any waste. In this project, the aim was not to produce fractions of high purity, but to develop methods for achieving practical results beneficial to both the producer and the final product. Several technologies, product prototypes and ideas were developed for use by companies," says Raija Lantto, Head of Research Area at VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland Ltd and coordinator of the EU-financed APROPOS project. The international project involved the development of production processes which could provide business opportunities for SMEs operating in Europe, America, Africa and Asia.