Finnforest at the Bau 2007 trade fair on 15 - 20 January 2007


Innovative Systems - Rational Building with Wood

At the Munich trade fair Bau 2007 Finnforest appears under the theme
"Finnforest in Germany - innovative and intelligent building with wood". Apart
from well-known, high-quality Finnforest products - such as Kerto, Finnjoist,
plywood, LenoTec and mouldings - designers and building professionals will be
offered three product innovations for new and rational building with wood. 

FinnWall is a new, efficient construction system for light partition walls. The
advantages of this pre-fabricated timber frame system will be demonstrated to
fair visitors in a live presentation. FinnWall is suitable both for building
professionals and DIY builders. It will be launched at the fair. 

The new wall system, Kerto in Leno, has been developed for advanced building
with wood - from single family houses to multi-storey residential buildings. It
is a part of the "Leno Solid Wood Construction System“.  Large wall-high
elements are prefabricated to exact measurements, delivered on time and, if
requested, already provided with cut-outs for a building's utility and
technical installations. 

Thanks to its special structure, Kerto in Leno wall elements provide
advantages, such as the high degree of solidity, individual pre-manufacture and
optimum values for air tightness. In addition, the wall elements remain just as
open to diffusion as the Leno component parts. Easy-to-use connections are
durable and make it simple to create high-quality joints between building
elements. The short assembly time of prefabricated elements offers a major
competitive advantage for those building with wood. 

The new FinnRoof roof elements offer great advantages not only for building
with wood but also for traditional masonry buildings. The large-size elements
are industrially prefabricated and delivered to the building site as elements
already equipped with insulation and battens. Instead of solid wood rafters,
FinnJoist I-joists are used and this makes it possible to have joist heights
(and insulation thickness) of up to 36 cm, which is optimal to meet the energy
standards of KfW 60, KfW 40 and “Passivhaus” sustainable building standard. 

In addition, new opportunities in structural design are explained in detail at
the Finnforest stand. 

Finnforest products and new building solutions are exhibited at Bau 2007 in the
New Munich Trade Fair Center in Hall B5, Stand 320, on 15-20 January 2007. 

Bau is a European key trade fair for building materials, building systems and
building renovation. There are 2,000 exhibitors from more than 40 countries
presenting their products and services to more than 190 000 visitors from more
than 100 countries. The fair is arranged every two years. 

Read more about the fair at:

For further information on Finnforest's products, please contact: Heikki
Castrén, Managing Director, Finnforest Merk GmbH, tel. +49 176 21776976, email: 

About Us

Metsä Metsä Wood provides competitive and environmentally friendly wood products for construction, industrial customers and distributor partners. We manufacture products from northern wood, a sustainable raw material of premium quality. Our sales in 2017 were EUR 0.5 billion, and we employ about 1,400 people. Metsä Wood is part of Metsä Group.