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 Billion Ton Bioeconomy Vision” in the United States – Finland looking to partner


Traditional expertise in the forest industry along with wood-based product innovations over the last few…

Wooden building – A beauty with health benefits?


Finns love their wild forests and blue lakes. Therefore, it is no wonder that they…

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


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

Bioeconomy promoting rural development in Europe


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


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


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…

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