A mouldable material that builds upon the strong points of wood

Join the next generation of natural fibre composites and make your products naturally better

A mouldable material that builds upon the strong points of wood

Join the next generation of natural fibre composites and make your products naturally better

A mouldable material that builds upon the strong points of wood

Join the next generation of natural fibre composites and make your products naturally better

A mouldable material that builds upon the strong points of wood

Join the next generation of natural fibre composites and make your products naturally better

In touch with nature

Revolutionise your product with Sappi Symbio by combining wood’s best qualities and plastic’s designability for optimised product properties.

Benefit from a more natural look, soft and warm touch, high rigidity and low density. Sappi Symbio is a new natural composite material combining high quality cellulose from wood and a polypropylene plastic material.

Sappi Symbio consists of up to 40 % cellulose fibres and is delivered as granules. It can be injection moulded and therefore deployed in various industrial sectors.

The long term vision is to provide bio based materials fully derived from wood, that offer attractive alternatives to fossil based plastics and composites. Take the next step. Naturally enhance your product’s properties and let’s shape the future of bio-based materials together.

Sappi Symbio can be used for the following applications:

  • Automotive
  • Furniture
  • Appliances
  • Consumer electronics

Benefits

Not your typical natural fibre composite material

  • Unique haptic experience

    Soft and warm touch

  • Excellent durability

    Very good scratch resistance, high heat deflection

  • Good processing

    Injection mouldable, short cycle times, low abrasion, lower process temperature

  • Exciting appearance

    Natural mat look, no fibres visible and easy colouring

  • Less material usage

    Low density, high rigidity

  • High sustainability

    Renewable content of up to 40 %, fibre available as FSC® or PEFC™

  • New features for your products

    Very good acoustic behaviour, sounds less plastic-like

  • Not your typical natural fibre composite

    Perfect fibre dispersion, low odor, low water absorption, consistent quality

  • Customisable

    Renewable content of up to 40 %, fibre available as FSC® or PEFC™

Sappi Symbio product range

Discover the nature of Sappi Symbio

Sappi Symbio is currently available as granules for injection moulding in different product ranges:

  • Sappi Symbio standard is a 20 – 40 % cellulose fibre reinforced polypropylene material with high rigidity, low density and good flowability
  • Sappi Symbio medium impact is a 20 – 40 % cellulose fibre reinforced polypropylene material with a good impact/stiffness balance, low density and good flowability
  • Sappi Symbio concentrate is a new concept we are developing with the goal of providing Sappi Symbio with 50 % cellulose fibres primarily meant to be further compounded

Interested? Technical data sheets, additional information and samples available on request.
Join the next generation of natural fibre composites.

Sappi Symbio Vivid

See it. Feel it. Be amazed.

Take your designs naturally to the next level.

Sappi Symbio Vivid is a revolutionary new concept in the world of natural fibre composite materials. It provides all the exciting qualities of our standard Sappi Symbio material and adds unique visual opportunities to your product designs.

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Sappi Symbio is a corporate startup initiative.

Sappi is a leading global provider of sustainable woodfibre products and solutions with 12,800 employees worldwide and a global business in over 160 countries.