Lightfast, UV-stable pigments can be injected into the capillaries of peeled rattan rods with minimal energy consumption. karuun® poles are milled square, then these pieces are glued into panels or pressed into blocks. Amazingly, the trimmed-off fibres can also be processed into different products.
Depending on the cut direction, materials with distinct properties and wide-ranging applications can be produced: cutting vertically creates the robust and malleable karuun® stripe and karuun® 3D; cutting horizontally creates the translucent and air-permeable karuun® shine.
Despite this substantial modification, the material’s inherent characteristics remain intact; the pole’s unmistakable fibre structure runs through the surface.
karuun’s® quality-controlled manufacturing process is designed to be as resource-friendly as possible so as to preserve nature for future generations. To optimise the supply and process chain sustainably in keeping with our social and cultural responsibilities, we’re committed to reproducing the greatest possible value creation in Indonesia.
It is unique among processing techniques, as the treatment is carried out from the inside to the outside via the vasculature. This not only ensures the material is permeated effectively but it also requires very little energy. It’s possible to treat the material with active substances, which before now could not be effectively incorporated into the cell structure of conventional natural material.
Material solutions in the future will be significantly influenced by trends as well as by economic, political and social conditions. Our mission at out for space is to create innovative technologies and products that meet the future needs of our customers. If you share this forward-thinking mindset, you are making the right decision by choosing our Nature Tech material karuun®.
Development and partnerships
With almost a decade of experience developing karuun®, we’re knowledgeable about your technical and economic requirements and can work alongside you to pioneer future-oriented products.
karuun® is leading a revolution in the material world. An energy-efficient process transforms the natural structure of the rattan palm into an inimitable high-tech material that is both sustainable and commercially profitable.
Ideal for use as a surface or postforming elements and for coating all types of substrates.
Dimensionally-stable spherical objects from the size of a button to large, deep-drawn components.
A light material that is permeable to light and air and has excellent stability, formability and feel.
Made from the trunk of the rattan palm karuun® block perfectly unite form and function.