AFRY awarded with Engineering Assignment for Aisti’s Carbon-Negative Acoustic Tile Production Line in Finland

Finland-based company, Aisti has selected AFRY as the leading engineering partner for the development phase of the planned new production line, which will produce wood fiber-based acoustic tiles for the building industry.

Aisti plans to build a new production line for bio-based acoustic tiles in Finland. The plant's annual production capacity is 2.5 million square meters of acoustic tiles. By 2030, Aisti acoustic tiles are expected to decrease builders' greenhouse gas emissions by 3.5 megatons. Aisti is a Finnish provider of innovative, natural, carbon-negative, recyclable construction solutions that are safe and sound for people and the environment.

Following Aisti's €1.6 million seed funding in 2022 and the inauguration of the company's pilot plant in Jyväskylä, the company is Finland's first provider of wood-fiber acoustic solutions that are environmentally sustainable. Aisti's Teno acoustic tiles offer more natural and carbon-negative, and plastic-free alternatives to available acoustic solutions.

"Partnering with AFRY aligns with our mission to lead the green transition of the construction industry with novel solutions that are carbon negative and sustainable by default. Our first factory will feature energy-efficient processes, state-of-the-art equipment to produce affordable sustainable solutions with impressive technical capabilities and safety standards," says Aisti's founder and CEO, Mikko Paananen.

AFRY's assignment includes the pre-engineering and the investment cost estimation of the new product line to support the final investment decision. In this engineering phase, AFRY will design the combination of several technology and equipment deliveries into one, viable plant.

"This is why we have chosen world-class experts like AFRY as our partners in the project. AFRY’s strong track record of successful implementation of similar projects and their global expertise convinced us that AFRY is the right partner to carry out the pre-engineering of our factory in Finland and globally," says Aisti’s founder and COO, Antti Fredrikson.

"We are honoured to partner with Aisti in this project for a new production line of recyclable and fire-retardant acoustic tiles. AFRY has extensive experience in engineering and implementing complex factory projects. Together with Aisti, we are engineering a modern and sustainable production line, which will enable the company to significantly reduce the carbon dioxide emissions of construction materials," says Kalle Rasinmäki, AFRY's Head of Process Industries in Finland.

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Pekka Wingström, Project Manager, Process Industries Finland
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