View and Download

Download Full Text (18.7 MB)


Aalto University publication series. ; C 1/2020. Includes bibliographical references and index. 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.

"CHEMARTS is the long-term collaboration project of two Aalto University schools: the School of Chemical Engineering (CHEM) and the School of Arts, Design, and Architecture (ARTS). These schools combined forces in 2011 with the aim of researching bio-based materials in an innovative way and creating new concepts for their advanced use. The core values of CHEMARTS are the sustainable use of natural resources, experimental working methods, and the respectful cross-pollination of design and material research.CHEMARTS arranges multidisciplinary study courses and a Summer School for degree students, thesis projects, and workshops for elementary and high school students. It also participates in externally funded research projects. The recipes of The CHEMARTS Cookbook were developed and tested by students and staff in 2014-2019 in the CHEMARTS Laboratory in Finland." -- Page 7.

RISD Fleet Library Catalog Record

Publication Date

Winter 1-1-2020


Aalto University


Espoo, Finland


Aalto University, CHEMARTS, chemistry, cellulose, materials, natural products, analysis, chemical engineering, art, design


Art and Design | Chemical Engineering

The Chemarts Cookbook