NUO is as soft as leather and as soft as fabric - made of real wood, vegan and sustainable. Hold NUO in your hand and you will immediately be amazed by the pleasant feel and beauty of the material. It is surprisingly light and looks very luxurious, can be bent in all directions and is very soft.
The patented "soft wood" already dresses first shoes, handbags and accessories, and launches now world-wide on the market. The product is particularly suitable for high-quality interior fittings, such as wall and ceiling claddings with an acoustic effect and/or in unusual shapes. The material has also arrived in automotive prototypes.
NUO consists of high-quality veneer, which comes exclusively from sustainable forestry. The thin real wood is bonded with an backing, then the wood surface is lasered. The fine texture gives the wood surface its flexibility. The backing material provides strength and ensures that NUO is easy to process. If desired, the material can be coated with a protective layer of wax or lacquer. This protective layer makes NUO resistant to dust and moisture (depending on the surface treatment used).
Depending on the application, NUO can be equipped with various backing materials: e.g. cotton or moleskin (softer cotton variant). In addition, a second layer of fabric can be useful. This allows holes created by the laser to be completely closed again - which is advantageous for possible bonding with various carrier materials - but the material becomes slightly more rigid again. It is important to note that, depending on the industry and the area of application, a different processing of the material is necessary (different versions in engraving, reverse side material, thickness due to sanding process and reverse side material).
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Further information can be found on our NUO website
NUO production process
There are four different engravings to choose from, ranging in size from 1.7 mm to a maximum of 4 mm. Oak is available in three engravings.
NUO wood species
- 1250 x 620 mm
- 1250 x 1240 mm (net size)
- 2500 x 1240 mm (net size)
Significantly larger formats can also be produced on request, up to a length of 2800 mm and a width of 1240 mm.
Collection update: NovaFlex NUO
NovaFlex valure™ coating meets flexible NUO wood.
The Coatings division of BASF, a renowned supplier of surface solutions, and Schorn & Groh GmbH, the world's leading veneer manufacturer with its subsidiary NUO GmbH, have always inspired the world of design with their innovative developments. Both companies are now combining their creative strengths and jointly opening a new chapter for the future.
NovaFlex NUO is a flexible, breathable material made of wood and microfiber with a soft-touch surface, a captivating high-quality velvety feel and supple versatility. It can be processed like a textile fabric and used in many different applications in the automotive, furniture, shoe, packaging and fashion industries.
Competition for textiles and leather: NUO soft wood by muto' "A real wood veneer with the properties of textile - you just have to "understand" it. The highly innovative and soft wood completely convinced the jury. Not only because it is made from renewable raw materials in Germany. It is an unusual product that never ceases to amaze, even after being touched several times". Matthias Franz, bdia Vice President.