Credit cards made of Swiss wood: relocation to Uri
Swiss Wood Solutions AG, a spin-off from Empa and ETH Zurich, moved from the glatec business incubator to Altdorf in the canton of Uri in July 2022. There, the young company and its ten employees will now start producing sustainable credit cards made of wood. The "Swiss Wood Cards" are made from veneers of local woods such as maple, curly maple, cherry, oak, spruce and many others. Each card is unique with personalized laser engraving or color printing and functions like any other conventional credit card. The location decision was made in favor of the canton of Uri in April 2022 after evaluating several cantons.