Kebony Branches Out

Kebony branches out with a growing range of sustainable wood materials at Ecobuild 2012

by Terje Rygg

Featured for the second year running as one of the world’s most promising Cleantech companies, Kebony ASA will be showcasing additions to its award winning sustainable wood materials at this year’s Ecobuild, stand S1150.

Kebony ASA, the Norwegian company behind this innovative wood material, has seen growing international demand for its sustainable wood product as upcoming EU legislation requires the building industry to seek alternatives to illegal timber sources, those that are often unsustainable and environmentally damaging.  Kebony is a true alternative to tropical hardwood and toxic-treated wood.Kebony Wood Products Kebony is a non-toxic, easily maintained, beautiful, environmentally-friendly wood that is resistant to decay and cost effective due to its durability and long lifespan in harsh climates. The pioneering Kebonization* process transforms sustainable wood species into those with comparable, and often superior, attributes to tropical hardwood, making it applicable to a range of uses including: decking, flooring, cladding, roofing, windows and indoor and outdoor furniture.

The new Kebony Radiata will be showcased for the first time as an addition to the range - existing species permanently strengthened by Kebonization include maple, pine and beech.  Radiata, native to New Zealand and Chile, offers a smooth, evenly-patterned pine indistinguishable from tropical wood with all the associated hardwearing qualities inherited through the Kebonization process.

“This year we have seen a surge in demand from international distributors seeking quality wood products with inherent environmental credentials. Kebony offers the built environment a real alternative to environmentally damaging materials and allows the industry to broaden its product offering in response to growing consumer and political pressures.” comments Jan Terje Nielsen, Kebony’s Director of Marketing.

Kebony Wood Products | New ProjectsKebony’s recent projects include, the new Hackney Picturehouse, the company’s first major UK residential build; 25 Hurst Avenue, London’s Colindale Primary School, Oslo’s Onda restaurant, the architecturally-striking Bexhill beach shelters and the newly-redeveloped Yarmouth Harbour.

Kebony has been widely recognised for its green credentials, named as one of the world’s most promising clean technology companies in the 2010 and 2011 Global Cleantech 100.  This innovative Norwegian wood company also received Deloitte’s ‘Fast 50 Award’, was cited as one of the top 50 companies that could change our world in 2010 and a CNBC top 25 creative European Company.

Visit www.kebony.com for further information.