Swedish interior brand presents the first rug made of carbon-neutral PVC from tall oil
Pappelina’s founder Lina Rickardsson turns a residue of the pulp-making process used for paper production into modern interior designs.
By JOHAN MAGNUSSON
August 22, 2022
The Swedish company’s plastic rug style Vera celebrates its 20th birthday this fall. To celebrate, Pappelina presents Vera 2.0 Bio Edition, made of Biovyn — described as the next-generation PVC. While conventional PVC, the company states, is a long-lasting material with a very low carbon footprint, Biovyn is something completely new.
Made of crude wood-based tall oil — a residue of the pulp-making process used for paper production and a part of responsible wood sourcing — Biovyn is bio-attributed (when the bio-based component is ’attributed’ to the final product, Ed’s note) and carbon-neutral. The material is made using 100% renewable feedstock, delivering a reduction in the carbon footprint of more than 90%.
Pappelina’s Vera 2.0 Bio edition is limited yet one step towards carbon neutrality — and the company explains that the focus is set to develop the concept further.