Co-founder of Infinited Fiber
Ali Harlin completed two doctorates in chemical engineering and in polymer science in 1995 and 1996 respectively. He spent 11 years developing the Borstar technology related to bimodal PE and PP. He has also worked as a research director for packaging materials and cable machinery.
He currently works as a research professor and lecturer at two local universities in Finland. In 2003, he joined Tampere University of Technology as a professor for fiber materials and technical textiles. In 2014, he also started lecturing at LUT University as a professor specializing in packaging and polymeric materials.
Since 2005, the industrial biomaterial specialist has also been working at the Technical Research Centre of Finland VTT where he became the product R&D team leader for Infinited Fiber, a startup he co-founded in 2016 with CEO Petri Alava.
Finland / Espoo , Finland
Backed by €30m funding and orders from global brands, Finnish cleantech will build flagship factory to scale production of regenerated biodegradable microplastic-free textile fibers.