Sappi, once synonymous only with large forests and paper mills, during the past 30 years has turned its expertise with wood to the fashion runways and even doctors' offices. At its Westbrook Technology Center, scientists research, test and manufacture textured paper products that can be used to embellish designer handbags, running shoes, wood veneer, privacy filters for windows and even imitation leather for cars. More recently, Sappi's texturing expertise is being tested in the medical world to create surfaces with miniscule textures on them. Potential uses are in doctors' offices and in ambulances. The physical structure of the surfaces inhibits microbial growth without requiring chemicals. The textured papers also can be used to make tiny patches for patient diagnostics. Click read more below for additional detail.
Our Ideas that Matter program provides the funds to put your life-changing designs in motion.
By funding programs that have designs on making a positive change in our society, Sappi has helped over 500 grant winners put their ideas on paper for all to see. These partnerships prove the power of creativity to inspire action, unite people and achieve goals as together we strive to make a difference in the world.
We asked how design can be used to drive change, and you answered. After reviewing many outstanding proposals, we’re convinced that these ten have what it takes to make a difference in lives and communities around the world—and we’re delighted to announce them as Sappi’s 2018 Ideas that Matter grant recipients!
A better tomorrow starts today.
see details at: https://www.sappi.com/2018-winners