3A Composites Core Materials passes forestry review

3A Composites Core Materials says that its sites in Ecuador and Papua New Guinea have passed Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) audits for 2021.

According to the company, the audit approval confirms the company’s commitment towards sustainability with regards to its balsa wood products.

“BALTEK SBC is a balsa wood core material produced in a fully integrated manner, starting with our own seeds in nurseries, carefully selected through our bioenhanced plant breeding program and grown on our FSC-certified plantations,” said Juan Matheus, global product manager at 3A. “Harvested after 4-5 years and kiln-dried in an industrial, carefully monitored process, the final density sorting allows the creation of a homogeneous, high performing product from an inhomogeneous material without affecting primary forest.”