Along with the agreement, Isku converts all of its Lahti mill’s form press production to UPM Grada. Moving to Grada technology enables Isku to cut the manufacturing time of form pressed components to half compared to traditional manufacturing method.

UPM Grada is a thermo-formable wood material made of Finnish birch based on UPM’s patent pending composite technology helping and improving the form pressing process.

Grada technology is said to revitalise the forming of wood with heat and pressure and opens up new opportunities for designs not achievable with traditional methods.