Climate-smart studs…made of paper wood pulp

A stud is a vertical framing member which, traditionally made of timber or steel, forms part of a wall or partition…Wood Tube, however, is made of a wood fibre that is chemically or mechanically reduced to pulp and is typically used in the manufacture of paper…We spoke with Tobias Söderbom Olsson from Wood Tube. He shared that the product was born when its inventors, Kurt Härdig and Patrik Kämpe, passed a construction site while they walked in the city and noticed the amount of steel used.

“With a background in the paper industry, they asked themselves: what if we could build with paper instead? With this idea stuck in their heads, they designed a stud to construct interior walls, and that’s how the Wood Tube paper stud was born.”

…After all, wood is a beautiful and extremely functional material, so using more of it for load-bearing structures or other architectural elements that can be seen and experienced – instead of hiding it inside a wall – seems to point towards the right direction. Thus, Wood Tube contributes to a more sustainable industry by drastically reducing CO2 emissions and using forest raw materials more efficiently.

I’ll second that emotion.

2 thoughts on “Climate-smart studs…made of paper wood pulp

  1. Footnote says:

    Photos taken by the Office of War Information photographer John Collier in 1943 show the Maine woodsmen of the Brown Company on a dangerous spring lumber drive.
    The men were tasked with guiding thousands of heavy, slippery logs on the spring pulpwood drive down the Kennebago River and Mooselookmeguntic Lake toward paper mills for further processing.
    Collier’s trip came after the 1942 [color] film Wood for War, which stressed the importance of protecting national forests so the trees could be used in the war effort.
    “Wood for War” opens with shots of large American forests and notes that forest are one of natures few renewable resources, if managed wisely. A generation ago, says the narrator, a few forward thinking citizens pressed for the establishment of the Forest Service, to make sure the timber would be around for their children and grandchildren.

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