Woodio Ltd was established in 2016 with the aim to develop and commercialise a new biomaterial technology based on small wood chips as the main raw material. The partly bio-based composite material is 100% waterproof and is formed into end-products by cast moulding. Early on this young Finnish company chose bathroom washbasins as their first target market. Woodio’s first washbasin collection, Soft, was introduced to the marketplace in 2017. Today, the Woodio collection comprises several washbasin designs and a bathtub.
In summer of 2019, Metsä Spring joined the financiers and supporters of Woodio. In addition to financing, Metsä Group is also aiding Woodio in other ways. The fact that Woodio can use Metsä Group’s industrial side-stream as its wood raw material, makes this a prime example of circular bioeconomy.