Koskisen’s smart floor plywood panel achieved third place in New Wood competition

The SENSi floor panels are made with birch plywood (Image: Koskisen)

Wood processing specialist Koskisen’s smart floor panel SENSi has been placed third in the New Wood competition’s public voting.

Aimed at wood-based bioeconomy products and solutions, the New Wood competition invited all companies operating in the field to offer solutions to global challenges.

A total of 13 products and solutions making use of wood were entered in the competition, and Koskisen’s SENSi, designed to be used in transport equipment flooring and made from Finnish birch plywood, got third place.

SENSi panels can help logistics companies to move towards smarter and more sustainable transports.

Embedded in Koskisen’s SENSi panels are smart pressure sensors that detect the load on the panel and, correspondingly, any vacant space in the trailer.

The data is stored in the cloud in a format that planning tools and forwarding platforms are able to use in the real-time planning, loading and tracking of transports.

Optimising transport capacity enables the reduction of not only transport costs but also emissions.

“In the competition, SENSi was seen as an important innovation for reducing the climate impacts and transportation costs as well as improving safety. In addition, SENSi stood out from the other solutions by utilising digital technology in a traditional wood product industry product,” said Kimmo Ahonen, head of business development, Koskisen Panel Industry.

According to Koskisen, SENSi panels are currently undergoing a research and development and testing phase in co-operation with selected partners.