Wood and forest

The forest sector is the foundation of the Finnish bioeconomy. Collaboration between our strong forest sector and other sectors makes Finland a true leader in bioeconomy. We have already made joint efforts to develop knowledge, technologies and solutions that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. Besides wood products and paper, biomasses originating in forests are now being used to create textile fibres, medicines, chemicals, functional foods, plastics, cosmetics, smart packaging and biofuels.

Finnish forests are managed and used in a sustainable manner. Eighty per cent of our land area is forest, and it is managed carefully to ensure that much more wood grows every year than what is utilised. The forest industry utilises natural resources in a way that takes into account the economic, social and ecological dimensions of sustainability.

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A durable wood-based alternative to disposable cutlery

Wood and forestCase

Outokumpu-based Akvila Cutlery Oy contributes to solving the world’s plastic problem with durable and reusable…

New life for biowaste – resource-smart fabric made of straw

BioeconomyCase

The globally growing concern about climate change and finite resources has turned the attention to…

Bioeconomy promoting rural development in Europe

BioeconomyBlog

The bioeconomy can mean very different things for people living in rural areas in Finland,…

BLOOM gives a fresh boost to bioeconomy communication in Europe

BioeconomyBlog

Bioeconomy, and more specifically circular bioeconomy, is a hot topic in Europe at the moment…

Natural healing: UPM’s FibDex® replaces synthetic materials in wound dressing with wood-based nanocellulose

ChemistryCase

The novel wood-based wound dressing offers significant benefits for both patients and hospitals and is…

Woodio’s waterproof wood composite elevates wood to a new level

Wood and forestCase

Finnish design has a new top product that combines Scandinavian design, modern innovation, and an…

CH-Bioforce is revolutionizing the production of bio-based materials

Wood and forestCase

CH-Bioforce has developed a completely new way of processing biomass. With the help of the…

Accommodation concept for the demands of ecological and experiential nature tourism

Ecosystem servicesCase

Vuolas accommodation combines the best features of cottage life, hotel nights, and staying in the…

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