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Eco-friendly products from wood pulp

In the beginning there was an idea that all the people; children, adults; teachers, designers and craftsman should get to know wood pulp. Within the forest industry the use of wood pulp had always been optimized to serve mainly paper and cardboard production. We were willing to find out what could be created from wood pulp outside the forest industry?

Design from wood pulp


Wood pulp looks lovely and it feels soft in your hands. You can squeeze it, mash it and mix it. It does not emit dust, stain or require any glue or paste. By molding and adapting its moisture level wood pulp can be turned into cubes, balls or decorative paper. Or you can take gingerbread molds and create ornaments for Christmas tree. Coat a balloon with wood pulp and you will have a light fixture that looks like a meteorite. These ideas that came out from our own experiments were tested first with children in day care centers. We learned more and got exited even more.

Empowering light


By sinking your hand into wood pulp mass you get an instant wow-feeling. When light penetrates the white wood pulp surface, the feeling is the same. White coloured wood pulp surface changing into amazingly warm and uniquely empowering light (try clicking the picture).

We got more people exited and willing to experiment the material. One of them was a designer Jonas Hakaniemi from Jyväskylä. His interest in wood pulp together with our excitement about its pliability and opacity marked out our way from handcrafting towards interior decor. Havukko lighting collection and first hangers were born.

Colors from the Finnish nature


Sukarwood brand colors originate from the Finnish nature. They tell the story from the beginning of life. How forest was created from carbon. How blue sky overreached the forest. How white and pure snow silently covered the surroundings. The story continues from the forest itself. Of the mature pine trees imposing with greatness, birch trees bending in the wind, rocks standing firm and red lingonberries shining like gems.

 

Towards circular economy


This is how we implement circular economy at Sukarwood™.

No waste

Our production residue is being used in other Sukarwood™ products. For example, the pieces that come from the die cutting of hangers are used in making cards and business cards. The smallest parts are used as a raw material for Fun pulp™.

From my own to ours

Our products are also available as services. You do not necessarily have to worry about their maintenance or storage. We will take care that everything is always in good condition. We will replace broken Sukarwood products with new ones and handle the recycling or reuse of the products on your behalf.

One's trash, another's treasure

When you think it is time to give your product a new life, you can always return it to us. We will reuse it's parts in our production. All our products are 100% recyclable.

Nature friendliness


Finnish forests grow more than they are harvested. With good forestry it is possible to get the forests to bind carbon effectively. Long lasting products, reusability and recyclability are the key features in making eco-friendly products and reduce their carbon foot print.

Sukarwood and
wood fibers


Sukarwood™ products are made from wood pulp originating from the Finnish forests. Wood pulp production is energy self-sufficient. At its best, the energy self-sufficiency level of a pulp factory is 240% which means that energy left over can be sold outside. Also all the water that is used in wood pulp production gets sanitized, recycled and reused.

 

By using Sukarwood™ products you have a change to save energy and scarce natural resources.

Nature friendly alternatives


During the last few years there has been a lot of talking about the environmental changes and disadvantages of plastics. Charles Moore was one of the first ones to start talking publicly about the floating plastic waste in the oceans. Plastics in the oceans are reducing fish stocks and will likely to cause a lot of harm for the ecosystem – with long-term consequences.

 

Watch video where Charles Moore talks about floating plastics on oceans.

 

 

Ellen MacArthur Foundation has reported that about 8 million tons of plastic trash ends up in to the seas every single year. It is the same amount of trash that if one garbage truck full of plastic waste would be dumbed in to the sea very five minutes for a one year.

https://www.ellenmacarthurfoundation.org/news/new-plastics-economy-report-offers-blueprint-to-design-a-circular-future-for-plastics

 

We have to reduce the amount of plastic waste. We need more effective waste handling but also more reusable, recyclable and eco-friendly alternatives for plastics. Nature cannot choose, but we as a people can. The choices we make can make a difference in the wellbeing of the nature. Choose the well being of the nature and Sukarwood™.