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Week 26
  • Living Station Inspiration

The Chemarts Cookbook – Aalto University (with DIY recipes!)

How can we make flexible and transparent wood-based materials? What kinds of materials can we derive from trees, while still respecting the preciousness of nature? Could the innovative use of renewable cellulosic materials change our material world?

The CHEMARTS Cookbook gives both simple and more advanced ideas and recipes for hands-on experiments with wood-based materials. The book showcases the most interesting explorations focusing on raw materials that are processed either chemically or mechanically from trees or other plants: cellulose fibres, micro- or nano-structured fibrils, cellulose derivatives, lignin, bark and wood extractives.

Get inspired, test our recipes either at workshops or chemistry labs, and develop your own experiments!

Download the free catalogue with DIY recipes here!