Essity joins the Sustronics research project in Europe, focused on the development of circular electronic products. The initiative, in collaboration with companies and universities in 11 countries, aims to transform the European electronics industry towards a more circular economy, incorporating eco-design, bio-based materials and energy-efficient manufacturing methods.
The company is leading two innovative pilot studies. The first aims to develop a reusable sensor integrated into incontinence products by leveraging artificial intelligence to improve care and prevent skin problems. In parallel, the second project involves the creation of an intelligent dressing with sensors to measure temperature, pH and biomarkers of infection in wounds, seeking to improve patient well-being and reduce medical costs.
Tuomas Yrjölä, president of Global Brand, Innovation and Sustainability at Essity, said. “Advances in sensor technology can drastically improve preventive care and be a game changer for large patient groups. Through the Sustronics research project, we can further strengthen our innovative capacity while in parallel improving people’s health and well-being and contribute to a more sustainable and circular society.”