Metsä Wood Designs Hybrid Wall Element

Metsä Wood and its partners have designed a hybrid sandwich wall element, which will renew offsite construction. The innovation combines concrete with Kerto LVL (laminated veneer lumber), with the Kerto LVL panel forming the load-bearing core. This is followed by an insulation layer and reinforced concrete facade. The product will be used in the first construction project at Metsä Fibre’s Rauma sawmill. Skanska, constructor of the sawmill, chose this product as part of its strategy to be carbon neutral globally by 2045.