Everyday Life at Pulp Labs

Join us in our daily quest for new inventions, get to know our guest bloggers or simply stay inspired with fun and sometimes mind-blowing paper news from around the world.

Meet us at IMFA!

, by Helena Ståhle , in challenge 001. A Durable Paper

We will be presenting DuraPulp at International Moulding Fibre Associations IMFA) annual meeting in Toronto 24th of April.

The moulding technique was used when producing the children´s chair Parupu and we think this is an excellent method to produce products made of DuraPulp. We are looking forward to learn more about the process and listen to producers, machine suppliers and tool makers. 


The cardboard bike - Taking recycling one step further

, by Anna Altner

Wood fibres are a fantastic raw material! When used correctly, they have a positive effect on our carbon footprint (trees need to be replanted after harvesting and the forest must be managed well). In addition, wood fibres can be recycled and reused, reducing further our impact on the Earth’s resources. The fibres can be reused in many different ways, from newspapers and packaging materials to egg trays and other moulded products, as well as tissue paper.

Now one man has taking recycling to a new level, by making a bike out of cardboard. Imagine what we could do if all the bikes in the world were made from wood fibres, and better still, recycled and FSC-traced fibres: What could that do for our carbon footprint?

Just look at this amazing documentary film!  http://vimeo.com/37584656

Read more about the project on: http://designalmic.com/cardboard-bike-project-izhar-gafni/ 

I want one!!!

, by Helena Ståhle

We already know that paper is amazing, right! But this vase made out of paper is just something extra! You can yourself create your own shape of the vase with just your bare hands. The vase is designed by Torafu architects in Tokyo and is called “airvase”. Look at the clip to get examples of how you can create different shapes.


DuraPulp - winner of Plastovationer; category ”Bio”

, by Anna Altner , in challenge 001. A Durable Paper

DuraPulp won the Swedish prize Plastovationer in the category “Bio” this week in Jönköping. The paper Plastforum together with DuPont, Distrupol and Elmia announce every year prices for best innovative plastic products. DuraPulp is in between paper and plastic and we are happy that DuraPulp won the price in the plastic area. Last year DuraPulp won best Innovative Product of the Year Award at PPI (Pulp Paper International) awards. This shows that DuraPulp has the strength of plastic but the feeling of paper!

Pack your precious!

, by Helena Ståhle , in challenge 001. A Durable Paper

Come and visit us during this week at Scanpack 2012 in Gothenburg, Sweden. Take the opportunity and discuss DuraPulp benefits in packaging materials with us. You can also see "Pack your Precious" designed by Rasmus Malbert which is an example of that is possible to create with DuraPulp in packaging applications. 



Any ideas about ThirstPulp?

, by Thérèse Thelin

..and what it can be used for? on the 3rd-4th of september master students from Chalmers (Industrial Design and Engineering) join forces with us at Sodra PulpLabs and colleagues within the WooDi project two have a 24 hrs creative workshop on this subject. The theme is capture, contain or carry and the students now have the opptortunity to creat greate ideas what ThirstPulp can be used for. We are lookin forward to see their ideas.

Consept for insulating paper!

, by Helena Ståhle



In the paper Ny Teknik the student work on our Challenge 002 - Insulating paper was rewarded as one of the best student works in Sweden during this spring! We are happy that it is not just us that are impressed with the students work! We will now start to see if we can visaualise their idea and create a protective gear containing these crach pads.


We at PulpLabs are now on holiday and will be back in August! Have a nice summer!


The Silent Smell of paper

, by Anna Altner

  “The smell of a freshly printed book is the best smell in the world.”

Karl Lagerfeld is a true book lover - his library holds more than 300,000 books. The designer also owns a   book publishing company, Edition 7L, and runs his own bookstore, 7. Maybe that's why he developed the new fragrance – Paper Passion.

The scent shall smell like ink on paper and has been developed in cooperation with Geza Schön, a perfumer from Berlin. The fragrance is packaed in a hardcover book which is desgined in collaboration with  Gerhard Steidl, Lagerfeld’s Edition 7L partner. 


Hidden inside the pages of a book, Paper Passion is accompanied by texts from Karl Lagerfeld, Günter Grass, Geza Schoen and Tony Chambers.



Read more at Steidels homepage.

Surprise someone with a special postcard!

, by Helena Ståhle

Do you know someone that really want a garden but doesn’t have one? Why don’t surprise them with a postcard so they can grow their own garden but in small scale!

Do you long for Euro 2012 (football)? Why don’t send someone a special postcard and ask if you shall meet and watch a game? It is hard to miss the intention with a postcard where you shall grow your own football field.

The summer is finally here but there are always some people that say it will soon be darker and winter again. If so, send them the special winter postcard and make them happy.

You will find all these amazing postcards and some more at this page: