Replace plastic: product design, consumer goods, sporting goods, electronic devices

Reducing plastic waste in our ecosystem by favouring eco-friendly and high-quality alternatives to plastic is close to our heart. The use of karuun® in industry guarantees a social and environmentally friendly contribution to this cause. Ensuring mindshifts that lead to action.

Recent solutions with karuun®

karuun® at the Future-Making-Lab

Unlocking values and creating new approaches for the future with materials research — welcome to an interdisciplinary workshop with substance.

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karuun® welcomes to Kaiserhof

Small, yet charming karuun® harmonises wonderfully with the modern interior and brings a piece of nature to the hotel experience.

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Elobau: Operating armrest pilot project

The material of choice to replace plastic in a sustainable operating armrest is the renewable, biodegradable raw material, karuun®.

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The surfboard, reinvented

An organic plastic alternative shouldn’t just be fun for Mother Nature, right? Thank You, karuun® surfboard!

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The WHF Desk

Home office, sweet home office: the working world is changing – and so is the WHF Desk!

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Bread bin N.O.S.W. made of karuun®

The karuun® bread box asks, who wants to keep their bread in a plastic container anyway?

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Advantages of karuun® for product design, consumer goods, sporting goods, electronic devices

The ecological alternative to plastic

An almost forgotten natural product is transformed into a revolutionary answer to plastic

karuun® is a renewable natural material that embraces a future-oriented circular economy. Every stage of the value chain is in one place, from cultivation in the Indonesian rainforest to harvesting and resource-friendly processing. karuun® gives you the freedom to make the best choice – your contribution to a better future.

Processing at automotive industry standards

karuun® is a natural material that meets all the requirements of serial production

karuun® can be used with all common processes and machines in industry, so it has enormous processing potential. Possessing the properties of a natural film, karuun® stripe offer seamless joints with no waste or offcuts, while karuun® 3D can be shaped into dimensionally-stable spherical objects that could otherwise only be achieved with artificial materials.

Custom product design

The style, colours, and filling materials can all be hand-picked to create custom karuun® products

This flexibility allows product designers to express their unique creativity with sustainable materials like never before. Stunning new products can be created with this intelligent material, unlocking fresh and exciting options, especially in the premium consumer goods sector.


Green mobility

New propulsion methods and means of transport are leading to more complete sustainable concepts. With karuun® we’re committed to this evolution and we’re making valuable contributions towards redefining mobility in the long term.

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Sustainable architecture

karuun® actively contributes to the efficient use of materials, space and energy to keep the ecological footprint of construction projects as low as possible.

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Our 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.

Our Nature Tech Material karuun® stripe - Rattan Furnier

karuun® stripe

Ideal for use as a surface or postforming elements and for coating all types of substrates.

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karuun® 3D

Dimensionally-stable spherical objects from the size of a button to large, deep-drawn components.

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karuun® shine

A light material that is permeable to light and air and has excellent stability, formability and feel.

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karuun® block

Made from the trunk of the rattan palm karuun® block perfectly unite form and function.

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