Foam technology is the key to manufacturing a wide range of products from natural materials.
What if we could replace some mineral wool insulation in buildings and plastics in packaging cushioning with wood and natural fibre-based materials?
The foam technology used by Fiberwood makes it possible to manufacture a wide range of products from natural materials. We challenge rock and glass wool, plastic-based insulation and packaging cushioning with degradable and recyclable alternatives.
What is Foam Technology?
Foam technology can be used in a wide range of applications, such as the manufacture of the material itself, its coating and, for example, the impregnation of binders into the material. They have in common that the foam, a water-air mixture, is used to transport raw materials such as fibres or chemicals in the process, rather than water.
One of the applications of foam technology that Fiberwood has exploited is foam forming. For example, this is used to manufacture boards or continuous tracks from wood and natural fibres.
Foam technology enables significant advantages in product design, manufacturing and performance, whether for building materials, packaging materials or other industrial applications.
Advantages of Foam Technology
Broad raw material base and many product possibilities: thanks to foam technology, a wide range of raw materials, such as wood and agro-fibres or hydrophobic particles, can be used in production. We can thus use the technology to manufacture a wide range of products such as insulation materials, packaging materials, composites and many more.
Environmentally friendly: foam technology allows the use of side streams and recycled materials, reducing the consumption of virgin raw materials and waste. In addition, our energy-efficient production is closed-loop, so it is also very green.
The End of the Plastics Era
Global concern about the environmental problems caused by plastic waste has forced us to look for sustainable alternatives.
Products made from natural materials offer an environmentally friendly solution to this problem. At the end of their life cycle, Fiberwood’s wood and natural fibre boards are recyclable, and when demolition waste is landfilled, the plastic-free products biodegrade to form microplastic-free, nutrient-rich soil.