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Paper meets PLA in the Parapu Chair
Posted By Elisabeth Buecher On May 6, 2009 @ 1:00 pm In Design,Green Furniture,Milan Furniture Fair | No Comments
The Parapu chair  by the Swedish architecture studio Claesson Koivisto Rune  was certainly one of the most cheerful green designs of Zona Tortona 2009. The trio designed a children’s chair made with DuraPulp, a fully compostable new paper product created in the PulpLab  (a research laboratory based in Sweden). The KTH Royal Institute of Technology  and the companies STFI-packforsk  and Södra  have been collaborating since 2003 to create DuraPulp, which combines paper pulp and PLA (a biodegradable plastic) to create an incredibly resistant paper. Only two millimeters thick, DuraPulp can bear weight, tension, and humidity, as well as temperature changes.
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 Image: http://www.inhabitat.com/wp-content/plugins/falbum/wp/album.php?album=72157617181767086&page=6&photo=3478427658
 Parapu chair: http://www.inhabitots.com/2009/05/06/parapu-chair-paper-composite-seats-from-sweden/
 Claesson Koivisto Rune: http://www.ckr.se
 Zona Tortona : http://www.inhabitat.com/2009/04/30/the-best-of-zona-tortona/
 PulpLab: http://www.sodrapulplabs.com
 KTH Royal Institute of Technology: http://www.kth.se/?l=en_UK
 STFI-packforsk: http://www.stfi-packforsk.eu
 Södra: http://www.sodra.com/en/
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