- story by MaterialDistrict
UPM Grada is a new thermo-formable wood material for the industries using wood components in specific form. The panel, made of cross-laminated rotary cut birch veneers, is formed into a component in two steps: first the panel is heated to 95 degrees Celsius and then formed and cooled in a mould. The rigid wood based panel which can be easily machined with standard machining tools.
The used wood comes from responsibly managed forests. Additionally, the glue line technology does not contain formaldehyde or other harmful compounds, and is safe to use.
The material can be used in furniture, interiors, toys, restaurants and other end uses. The product can be recycled safely or burned as a carbon neutral source of energy.