History

1935. Technology developed by Teodor Dieden, a Swedish farmer and landowner, for producing a building board from his waste straw, by means of heat and pressure, using the internal celluloses and lignins as a self-binding resin.

1945. Technology, plant and rights bought by Torsten Mosesson, who brought them to the UK and established a factory at Stowmarket in Suffolk. He coined the trademark
Stramit, from the latin for straw - stramen - and registered the trademark in 50 countries.

Torsten established, not only the first factory scale manufacture of Compressed Straw Board, but also committed to a major research and development programme to scale its use in the UK.

1946. The government Building Research Station (Called the Building Research Establishment today) carried out a series of tests for durability, strength, fire resistance, sound insulation, moisture resistance etc. A report was produced, giving approval for its use in the UK. This led, among other things, to letters of acceptance from the ministries of housing. education and health. Due to the rapid scaling of Stramit strawboard in the UK, the government gave it formal recognition by establishing British Standard B54046 Compressed Strawboard a unique achievement.

1950s saw a rapid expansion of Stramit as a high performance building material throughout the UK. It was specified in a number of notable projects including the Gateway to the 1951 Festival of Britain and in the Annexe to Westminster Abbey for the coronation of Queen Elizabeth II.

1960 - 1990. The emergence of the gang nailed
roof truss opened up a new market for non load-bearing partitioning and a new market opened for Stramit partitions. In this period Stramit supplied the partitioning for 300,000 houses, competing with plasterboard on both price and performance

1965. Stramit started exporting know-how, plant and machinery under licence to the USA, Canada, Australia and South Africa. Projects included EU Headquarters Building Bruxelles, UN Offices in Paris, Geneva and Bangkok, the Commonwealth Games, Melbourne Airport, Natural Resources Defence Council Headquarters Washington and the British National Pavilion at the Osaka Expo 70.

1980. Stramit International concentrates on exporting plants to China, Brazil, India, Pakistan, Kenya, Iran, Kazakhstan, The Czech Republic and France.

2013. Stramit relaunches as two new companies: Stramit International and The Green Partitioning Company.

2014. Stramit International and The Green Partitioning Company are acquired by Coobio Circular Materials.

2015 Stramit celebrates 70 years of continuous innovation.