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Strong and eco-friendly
By Renzo in 't Veld 18/05/2016 3:00:00 pm Comments

During the material selection for the models we were looking for the most appropriate and the most environmentally friendly material to use for Padup…

Elana was enthusiastic about the properties of Birch plywood, as during her student time, she used to make longboards (skateboards) out of Birch plywood, giving it a strong yet flexible ride.
Birch plywood is made from laminations of birch veneer. It is light but strong.

From an environmental perspective, Birch is an abundant species found in the forests of the northern hemisphere being widespread across Canada, Russia and most of Northern Europe, in particular Finland and countries bordering the Baltic. Birch species are relatively fast growing and support a myriad of varied wildlife, and where managed as a sustainable forest resource, do not impinge on the natural biodiversity.

Padup models are made from FSC Certified Birch plywood. Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) ensures that the harvest of timber maintains the forest’s biodiversity, productivity, and ecological processes.

For sure there are many more materials that would suit Padup. We will continue exploring new ecological materials. Do you have any suggestions? Inspire us! You can leave a comment here.

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