WUUD

WUUD is developing new mechanical and chemical wood modifying technologies that enable cost efficient production of embossed surface textures, weather proofing and fire retardancy.
wall of a building with new cladding solutions, 3d render by Hemmo Honkonen

Status:

Pre-business

Established:

2023

Looking for:

Collaboration, Funding

SDGs:

Responsible consumption and production

Industry:

Biochemistry and chemistry, Microtech, nanotech and materials

Impact:

Materials

School:

School of Arts, Design and Architecture

WUUD develops embossed, ready-to-install and durable wood panels for architecture and interior design. The beauty of the panels goes beyond the surface: a research-based impregnation process aims to non-toxically improve the durability and fire safety of wood and guarantee up to 50 maintenance-free years.

WUUD introduced first products at Helsinki Design Week 2023. Embossed interior panels produced with a new manufacturing method that replaces time consuming CNC milling. Products gained very positive feedback from architects, interior designers and consumers. 

Contact person

Janne Raula

Innovation Advisor
Contact Researcher Y in case you want to learn more about collaboration options.

Timo Rossi

Spinoff Portfolio Manager

Innovation diaries: the story of WUUD from research to business

The innovation diary is a cumulative story following a multidisciplinary innovation team that received funding from Business Finland for 18 months in January 2023. You are welcome to follow the story of team WUUD, a joint project with the school of Arts and school of chemical engineering. The end product is an evironmentally friendly and durable wooden design cladding. The diary is by written by team lead Hemmo Honkonen.

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Team lead Hemmo Honkonen checking on cladding

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