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11/6/2017 | 1 MINUTE READ

3A Composites receives two Sacha Awards

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The Sacha Awards are awarded every two years for projects on best forestry management and processing of legal timber practices in Ecuador.

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3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova (Horgen, Switzerland) was recognized with two Sacha awards in the categories of sustainable forest management and responsible wood innovations. The establishment of buffer zones for watershed protection within its own plantations and the development of innovative sustainable balsa wood products, BALTEK VBC Ski core series, reflect 3A Composites long-term commitment to best environmental practices in forest care and innovative use of legal timber for commercial purposes.

“3A Composites AirexBaltekBanova has been always a driver in sustainable forest management. We are the first supplier of balsa wood core materials with FSC-certified plantations. Despite not all wind turbine blade manufacturers use FSC-certified wood, we do this because we want to do the right thing for the environment. Not only we are committed to all the aspects of the certification, but even go beyond the requirements. 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,” says Roman Thomassin, CEO of 3A Composites Core Materials division, producer and manufacturer of the AIREXBALTEKBANOVA products.

The Sacha Awards are awarded every two years for projects on best forestry management and processing of legal timber practices in Ecuador. The jury is composed of  Ecuadorian and international forestry experts and is supported by the FAO, INBAR, WWF, GIZ, Ecuador Forestal, FSC, and other public and private organizations.

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