West Fraser – cutting out waste for a greener wood panel

We all know that we need to protect the environment and try to undo some of the damage that has been done in the past. West Fraser (Trading as Norbord Europe Ltd), one of the UK’s leading wood-panel manufacturers, takes this mission very seriously, with 99.5% of raw material being used during production of its boards.

West Fraser’s SterlingOSB Zero is produced in Scotland from forest thinnings taken from sustainably managed forests, the board is certified according to the guidelines of the FSC® (C012533) or PEFC®. Furthermore, the small amount of wood waste from the manufacturing process is burned on site contributing to the energy to manufacture the boards.

And it’s not just SterlingOSB Zero that is a net carbon negative product! West Fraser’s CaberFloor and CaberMDF ranges are produced from 80% post-consumer wood waste that is purchased from the saw-milling industry. A great environmental example of recycling a material that would otherwise have gone to waste into a quality wood-based product for the UK construction industry.

All West Fraser panel products produced in the UK are net carbon negative, are manufactured in mills that have obtained the coveted environmental ISO 14001 accreditation and can be 100% recycled. Responsibly sourced, the panels are FSC® (C012533) certified. SterlingOSB Zero is also the first OSB product to be made in the UK with zero added formaldehyde, ensuring an even ‘greener’ board that meets all standards with ease.

To find out more about the net carbon negative status of West Fraser’s UK manufactured products visit uk.westfraser.com/carbon-negative

For further information on West Fraser’s products, call 01786 812 921 or visit uk.westfraser.com