Inspired by nature, for a sustainable future.

FoamWood brings to market an ecological solution to replace plastic foams.

Inspired by nature and dri­ven by a decade of sci­en­tif­ic research, Foam­Wood brings to mar­ket an eco­log­i­cal solu­tion to replace plas­tic foams. This bio-based, light­weight, and strong mate­r­i­al mould free and fast-dry­ing foam man­u­fac­tur­ing process; with­out the need for any chem­i­cal addi­tives, extreme pres­sures or temperatures.

The  Foam­Wood team seeks inno­v­a­tive ways of explor­ing cel­lu­lose-based mate­ri­als as suit­able alter­na­tives to replace plas­tic. Through a holis­tic approach the project allies sci­en­tif­ic research, cir­cu­lar think­ing, design, and busi­ness strat­e­gy to devel­op a  mate­r­i­al that tru­ly answers com­mer­cial,  social,  and envi­ron­men­tal needs.

Pho­to by Anne Kinnunen
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Pho­to by Mikko Raskinen

Double the strength
for half the weight.

FoamWood’s elon­gat­ed bub­ble struc­tures result in a supe­ri­or direc­tion­al strength (per den­si­ty) in com­par­i­son to oth­er bio-based foams. Our foams are hard­er and stronger even if com­pared to cardboard.

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Pho­to by Anne Kinnunen

Scalable and adjustable
to consumer needs.

Foam­Wood was designed to be eas­i­ly adjust­ed to spe­cif­ic appli­ca­tion needs. The foam con­tent, as well as the post-pro­cess­ing of the mate­r­i­al, can be set to enhance defined foam qual­i­ties, such as load-bear­ing capac­i­ty or recyclability.

Sim­i­lar­ly, FoamWood’s pro­duc­tion process was designed in mod­ules that can be eas­i­ly adjust­ed to dif­fer­ent scales of production.

Pho­to by Anne Kinnunen

Bio-based, recyclable
and biodegradable.

Unlike many bio-sourced alter­na­tives in the mar­ketFoam­Wood can be ful­ly bio-based, biodegrad­able and recy­clable. With the right choice of fibers Foam­Wood can be designed to be recy­clable with card­board as well as to be quick­ly biodegrad­able in nat­ur­al con­di­tions or com­post­ing.

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