Tropical hardwood and sustainability are not mutually exclusive.
First of all: The wood for our moisture-resistant film faced plywood is sustainably sourced. It may feel like we are stating the obvious, but our wood is only sourced from sustainably managed forests. For every tree that is cut down, a new one is planted. There is also no indiscriminate felling of trees.
The forest manager carefully selects the right trees and leaves the trees that are important for the continued growth of the forest untouched. We guarantee this by only working with carefully screened and selected partners. We choose partners who treat the environment, people and local communities in a sustainable way.
Our wood is naturally durable. Thanks to its origins, tropical hardwood has a higher durability class and a constant density.
It grows in regions with a constant climate that is not affected by the 4 seasons of a temperate climate. This allows the wood to grow at the same rate year after year. As a result, the quality of the trunk is the same everywhere. This means that we can use almost all the wood in our panels, which limits any wood waste to an absolute minimum.
This durable characteristic is not only good for the environment. It is also a great advantage for any roof construction and all parties involved. Solid John wooden panels have a much longer life span (15 to 25 years) than standard normal plywood or film faced plywood (0 to 10 years). Our film faced plywood is naturally resistant to humid conditions. In combination with proper WBP bonding, we guarantee a top quality product. This reduces the risk of wasting any energy on roof structure repairs or reinstallations. And surely that is good news for everyone – ask any architect or professional in the trade.