Tropical hardwoods from log only converts useful timber of 25% to 33%. It is ghastly to contemplate how many millions of cubic metres of good tropical rainforest trees “must be” felled each year to get some 0.65 Mm3 p.a. of finished timber. All for a mundane industrial product of container flooring, which only lasts in use up to 10 years.
Stronger at 7yrs
Lignor’s process has a conversion of over 70%, with the remainder providing bio-mass thermal heat, essential for the carbon-friendly manufacturing process.
Lignor has recently made a board product out of 7 year old Chinese hybrid Eucalyptus product that is stronger than 70 year old rainforest container floor plywood. This was independently tested by Dieffenbacher Germany, world leaders, along with Siempelkamp, in press technology.
Lignor has a further patent in CLST® for container floors.