Wood and forest

The forest sector is the foundation of Finnish bioeconomy. Collaboration between the strong forest sector and other sectors makes Finland a true pioneer in bioeconomy. Already we have made joint efforts to develop knowledge, technologies and solutions which cannot be found anywhere else. Besides wood products and paper, biomasses originating in forests are now being used in textile fibres, medicines, chemicals, functional foods, plastics, cosmetics, smart packaging and bio-oils. Examples of the most recent products include car parts made of wood, biodegradable packaging materials, bending screens made of nanocellulose, and smart packages which control the use of medicines and edibility of food.

Finnish forests are managed and used in a sustainable manner. Of our land area 80% is forest, managed in a way that much more wood grows every year than what is being utilised. The forest industry uses natural resources taking account of the economic, social and ecological dimensions of sustainability.

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Wood and forest

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Stocking streams with salmon and trout eggs in biodegradable boxes

Fish roe planting is the most cost-effective way of restoring trout and salmon to running waters. A biodegradable…

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Publication: Wood-Based Bioeconomy Solving Global Challenges

The publication “Wood-Based Bioeconomy Solving Global Challenges”, written by top experts from companies, research institutes and universities of…

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Minister Kimmo Tiilikainen – Finland and LULUCF

Finland is dedicated to reducing it’s emissions to reach the EU goals. Our carbon sinks should be seen…

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The biodegradable Sulapac® material aims to challenge plastic

The Sulapac® innovation, developed by Finns Suvi Haimi and Laura Kyllönen, combines wood and Nordic design in biodegradable…

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Spruce resin harvested by hand in Finland to treat a variety of skin problems

There is liquid forest gold glimmering in the bioeconomy side streams. The Pihqa spruce resin balms, made in…

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Wood and forest

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Making of Tomorrow shows the way to the bioeconomy of the future

31.3.2017 VTT is making noise in the bioeconomy sector with its extensive Making of Tomorrow campaign. With this…

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Making of Tomorrow: Sustainability from Renewable Chemicals

In the decades to come, bio-based materials will be standard components of packaging and consumer products. Monomer production…

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Wood and forest

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Making of Tomorrow: Renewal from Biomaterials

In the near future, bio-packaging materials will challenge fossil-based plastics in many areas, and will replace traditional plastics…

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