3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova has received two SACHA Acknowledgements.
3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova has received two SACHA Acknowledgements.

3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova has received two SACHA Acknowledgements in the categories of Sustainable Forest Management and Responsible Wood Innovations.

The company has set up buffer zones for watershed protection within its own plantations and the development of innovative sustainable balsa wood products to improve environmental practices in forest care and the use of legal timber for commercial purposes.

The Sacha Awards are offered every two years for projects on best forestry management and processing of legal timber practices in Ecuador. The jury is composed of renowned Ecuadorian and international forestry experts and is supported by the FAO, INBAR, WWF, GIZ, Ecuador Forestal, FSC, and other public and private organizations. Out of the 157 projects featured, 24 were honored in one or more of the eight award categories.

‘3A CompositesAirexBaltekBanova has been always a driver in sustainable forest management,’ said Roman Thomassin, CEO of 3A Composites Core Materials division. ‘We are the first supplier of balsa wood core materials with FSC-certified plantations. […] All our balsa production centers around the world are FSC-certified and all our balsa products come from sustainable resources. Furthermore, we are continuously investing in R&D to make our balsa sourcing business indeed more efficient and sustainable.’

This story is reprinted from material from 3A Composites Core Materials, with editorial changes made by Materials Today. The views expressed in this article do not necessarily represent those of Elsevier.