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FoamWood: discover a sustainable, strong, and heat-resistant revolution for packaging

Extremely light, compressible in one direction, strong on the other: Aalto showcases improvements for wood foams, considering environmental sustainability and packaging-oriented final results.
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Photo by Anne Kinnunen (2021)
FoamWood
Photo by Anne Kinnunen (2021)

Meet our team at the event and discover the potential of FoamWood.

Using the vision offered by biomimicry, Aalto’s Applied Physics Department sees in FoamWood a sustainable, efficient, low-cost and bio-sourced material alternative in markets, like the packaging industry.

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A revolution in wooden foams.

    Pressure test | Photo by Mikko Raskinen (2021)

    Pressure test | Photo by Mikko Raskinen (2021)

    FoamWood customizability | Photo by Mikko Raskinen (2021)

    FoamWood customizability | Photo by Mikko Raskinen (2021)

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    FoamWood sample | Photo by Anne Kinnunen (2021)

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    FoamWood sample | Photo by Anne Kinnunen (2021)

    Three innovations in one material: lightness, directional strength and sustainability.

    Through a holistic approach the project allies scientific research, circular thinking, design, and business strategy to develop a material that truly answers practical, commercial, social, and environmental needs.

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    Photo by Anne Kinnunen (2021)

    Face-to-face tours at the FoamWood exhibition.

    FoamWood at the Designs for Cooler Planet exhibition offers face-to-face meetings for all those interested in meeting with the research team. Feel free to send us a mail at the following address: [email protected]

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    Resource Wisdom - Designs for a Cooler Planet 2021

    Helsinki Design Week 2021 has landed in Otaniemi, showcasing three paths to resource wisdom

    Radical ideas and prototypes contributing to a resource-wise future. The exhibitions and online lectures are open to everyone, and they belong to the official Helsinki Design Week programme.

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    Better to Wear exhibition visual

    Better to Wear

    We get dressed each and every day: clothes protect us and help us express ourselves. We can dress better when we re-design the whole textile process from manufacturing to use to recycling.

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    Loving environments visual theme

    Loving Environments

    Construction gobbles up half of the world’s natural resources. Collaboration between scientists, designers, architects, the public sector and companies generates ideas that can make living environments and the construction industry more sustainable.

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