What is Woodly exactly?
Woodly’s main raw material comes from forests managed according to international ecological and ethical standards. Due to the bio-based content, Woodly® is a carbon neutral material which can be used to reduce dependency on fossil-sourced materials. Woodly® is designed to be recycled in the plastic recycling stream after being used. It can be also combusted if necessary.
Several building blocks are needed to make plastic from wood. The backbone of Woodly is cellulose polymer, which comes from wood. The cellulose is then modified with different building blocks to make it behave like plastic. These building blocks are inspired by nature, and many of them can be found directly in the nature as parts of plants. We also use fossil-sourced components as some of the bio-based counterparts are not yet available on industrial scale.
Currently, the first generation Woodly® grades are certified by Tüv Austria as 40-60% biobased. This is the first step on our journey as we strive towards 100% bio-based content.
Read more of Woodly’s vision and road map and environmental impact.