Riding the sustainability wave
With its exciting range of applications, karuun® has already inspired numerous companies around the world to rethink how they use plastics. One of the best-known surfboard brands has also set out for new shores with our nature tech material. karuun® is light and robust – ideal for the rigorous demands of a surfboard. The distinctive material aesthetics and extreme formability make karuun® an excellent choice for truly unique designs.
Incidentally, rattan needs the biodiversity of primary rainforests to grow; it cannot thrive in a monoculture and cannot be harvested by machine. The demand for this natural product therefore contributes to forest protection. One place where rattan is cultivated for karuun® is the Mentawai islands. karuun® surfboards make a vital contribution to preserving this super popular surf spot, while also securing long-term income for the island population since the rattan is harvested traditionally by hand. Shaka!
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- Unlocking values and creating new approaches for the future with materials research — welcome to an interdisciplinary workshop with substance.Lösung anschauen
- Small, yet charming karuun® harmonises wonderfully with the modern interior and brings a piece of nature to the hotel experience.Lösung anschauen
- The material of choice to replace plastic in a sustainable operating armrest is the renewable, biodegradable raw material, karuun®.Lösung anschauen
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.