KUPILKA means „little cup". The word KUPILKA stems from the Finnish word for cup which is "Kuppi". It also refers to a term used by Finnish people decades ago, when men and women warmed up their hands with their "Kuppilka" or "little cup" by drinking hot beverages during the rough Finnish winter. NATURAL FIBRE COMPOSITES.
KUPILKA products are made of a Biomaterial. The Biomaterial used for KUPILKA products is a Thermoplastic Natural Fibre Composites material. It is made up of 50% pine fibre (wood) and 50% plastic.
If you compare it to plastic, the benefits of Natural Fibre Composites are a better heat endurance and a higher durability thanks to the stiff structure. Another advantage when comparing the material to plastic is that it enables the use of engraving techniques. If you compare it to wood, the benefits of Natural Fibre Composites are that it doesn't require maintenance, doesn't "absorb" smells and is insensitive to humidity.
All KUPILKA products are dishwasher safe.
KUPILKA products are also recyclable. At the end of its life-span the product can be ground and recasted into new products. All KUPILKA packages & Label cards are made from recycled cardboard. The leather strap of KUPILKA 5 is made from Reindeer leather.
The material was developed by Puugia, the Centre for Wood Technology in Joensuu, Finland.