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Foam formed interior elements

Updated: Sep 4, 2020

TEAM: Jani Lehmonen, Jukka Ketoja, Atsushi Tanaka (VTT), Heidi Turunen, Anastasia Ivanova (Aalto University)


Board is produced from pulp by foam forming and pressing. Foam forming enables production of a vast variety of fibre-based materials. Material of these boards contain only pulp and small amount of additives (like foaming additive).


Density profile of these foam formed pulp boards (resembling plaster board) can be adjusted. Board surface can be designed – printed or patterned.


Bending stiffness for the commercial peeled plaster board reference was 1.13 ± 0.13 MPa and correspondingly for the foam formed pulp board 2.95 ± 0.43 MP.

Maximum deflection for the commercial peeled plaster board was 0.5 ± 0.1 mm and correspondingly for the foam formed pulp board 14.45 ± 0.38 mm.


Foam formed lamp shade Produced by Anastasia Ivanova, Aalto University and Jani Lehmonen, VTT

Architectural and decorative objects with water cutting Designed by Heidi Turunen (Aalto University), produced by Jani Lehmonen (VTT)

Space Panel – Optical fibres integrated to foam formed pulp board production Jukka Ketoja, Atsushi Tananka (VTT), Anastasia Ivanova (Aalto University)


Pulp based alternative for traditional plaster board. Decorative and functional elements.

Photos: Eeva Suorlahti


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