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What a wood can do? Solutions of the Finnish bioeconomy on show at the European Parliament

TUT as a member of New Wood initiative is showing wood-based solutions.
Wood-based hat "pipa" is travelling to European Parliament.
Wood-based hat "pipa" is travelling to European Parliament.

From the 5 to 8 September, the New Wood initiative is organising an exhibition entitled ‘What wood can do?’, which presents wood-based innovations that respond to global challenges changing our everyday life. The exhibition will display more than 50 Finnish wood-based bioeconomy innovations. Demand for products manufactured using renewable raw material is improving as the bio- and circular economy gain more importance.

The exhibition showcases more than 50 wood-based solutions for the needs of packaging, hygiene, health care, construction-, textile-, chemical and pharmaceutical industries. Material solutions from altogether 20 different actors will be presented. TUT's Laboratory of Materials Science is participating on the fair by showing the potential of wood fiber for textiles and biopolymer coated paperboard for packaging.

MEP Henna Virkkunen (National Coalition Party) is hosting the exhibition. Entry to the exhibition will be by invitation only and the opening ceremony will be on 5 September 2017 and it will be opened by Jyrki Katainen, Vice President of the European Commission.

Further information:

Senior Research Fellow Johanna Lahti, member of New Wood board,

Comprising more than 20 Finnish organisations, Uusi puu-New Wood is a community that promotes wood-based bioeconomy and provides information about the significance of wood-based products to societal influencers and political decision makers.

News submitted by: Johanna Lahti
News updated by: Tuuli Laukkanen
Keywords: science and research, services and collaboration, about tut, bioeconomy, wood, biopolymer, packaging, materials science