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MY BEST FRIEND KUPILKA

One day while sitting around the campfire, my grandpa reached for my cup and said, ”Kupilka is an old name, from times way back. Even in ancient times it was a tradition to sit around the fire and drink from a small cup. Sometimes a hot drink, sometimes something sweeter. When evening came, your own Kupilka was like your best friend; it signalled a time to listen to stories, to the waves on the lake and the trees in the forest.”

Design

HEIKKI KOIVUROVA

A Finnish industrial designer, known for his down to earth attitude and beautiful organic yet functional forms, is the main designer of KUPILKA dishware and knives. Originally from Finnish Lapland but now living in North Karelia – close to where the name Kupilka originates from. KUPILKA series combine Finnish traditions with the latest technology and the best materials. Functionality, top quality and aesthetics have been the main drivers in the design process. Whether in a group or alone, KUPILKA brings Nordic edge to your dining moments.

KUPILKA MATERIALS

Our very own Kareline® natural fibre composite: Eco-friendly cellulose fibres from certified Finnish forests reinforce the material with FDA approved polypropylene used as an adhesive. (Ratio: 50% wood-based cellulose fibres + 50% thermoplastic). Products from this material age beautifully yet keeping their qualities. The development of Kareline® natural fibre composite material was initiated by Puugia, the Centre for Wood Technology in Joensuu, Finland.

KUPILKA SPECIAL FEATURES

The products can be recycled, incinerated for heat energy or returned to us for re-use. Kupilka® fulfils the requirements of EU No 10/2011 and 1935/2004/EC §3.

Can I warm up food or drink in the microwave using Kupilka?

To ensure the longevity of the dishes, we do not recommend putting them in the microwave, stove or open fire.

Can I cook food with Kupilka on open fire or in the stove?

To ensure the longevity of the dishes, we do not recommend putting them in the microwave, stove or open fire. At the end of the life span, the products can be incinerated for heat energy.

Can I put boiling hot drink or soup in Kupilka cup?

Yes. Kupilka dishware can withstand boiling hot water (+100°C) and sub-zero temperatures as cold as -30°C.

Are Kupilka products dishwasher safe?

Yes. The products can be washed by hand in the wild or in the dishwasher back home.

Can I drink alcohol from Kupilka cup?

Yes. You can enjoy any drink from Kupilka. The products do not absorb the smell or taste of food and drinks. 

Do I need to clean my Kupilka immediately after using it?

It is not necessary to clean up immediately. You decide when to clean.

Can I recycle the Kupilka products?

At the end of the life span the products can be recycled, incinerated for heat energy or returned to the manufacturer for re-use. Kindly note that country-specific requirements may vary.

Can I burn my Kupilka at the end of its life cycle?

At the end of the life span the products can be recycled, incinerated for heat energy or returned to the manufacturer for re-use. Kindly note that country-specific requirements may vary.

Is it safe to drink and eat food using Kupilka products?

Yes. Kupilka dishware complies with the requirements of the EC Regulation EC/1935/2004/EC §3 and EU Regulation EU No 10/2011 on materials and articles intending to come into contact with food.

Can I put Kupilka products in the freezer?

Yes. Kupilka dishware can withstand boiling hot water (+100°C) and sub-zero temperatures as cold as -30°C.

Have any harmful colours been used to dye the Kupilka dishware?

Kupilka products are dyed with colours that are approved for food contact. There is no coating that would wear off during use.

Are Kupilka products biodegradable?

Kupilka products are not biodegradable but they are designed for life, thus reducing the carbon footprint. At the end of the life span the products can be recycled, incinerated for heat energy or returned to the manufacturer for re-use.

Are Kupilka products made of recycled material?

All materials are recycled within the Kupilka production site. To comply with the health and safety regulations, we do not use outsourced recycled materials. Instead, we use our very own Kareline® Natural Fibre Composite – eco-friendly cellulose fibres from certified Finnish forests reinforce the material with FDA approved polypropylene used as an adhesive (ratio: 50/50). Products from this material age beautifully yet keeping their qualities.

Do Kupilka dishes absorb the smell or taste of food and drinks?

Kupilka products are insensitive to humidity, which means that they do not absorb the smell or taste of food and drinks.

Does my Kupilka have an expiry date?

There is no expiry date. Kupilka products are strong and durable with long life span. The products also age beautifully yet keeping their qualities.

How to maintain my Kupilka?

Kupilka products are easy to maintain and do not need any special care. 

Can I have my Kupilka customised?

Yes. You can have a name with a maximum length of 11 characters lasermarked on the cups, bowls and knives. For logo engraving, please contact us at sales@kupilka.fi

Is it normal that my Kupilka has a wooden smell?

Yes. You can check how fresh the product is from its wooden scent – the stronger the scent, the newer the product! The smell will disappear after a few washes.

Can I paint on Kupilka products?

Yes. You can use for example quality acrylic paint to decorate the dishes. Remember to follow the instructions and ensure that the paint is completely cured before using the product.

Can I drill and sand Kupilka to customise the product?

Yes. You can drill and sand your Kupilka like a wooden product. Note that very high drilling temperatures might burn and melt the drilling hole.

Can I use metallic cutlery with Kupilka products?

Kupilka dishware will last longer if you use Kupilka cutlery from the same material. Products from this material age beautifully yet keeping their qualities.

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