Representatives from Kleiberit, Leuco and Weinig looked at palm oil wood as a resource.
Representatives from Kleiberit, Leuco and Weinig looked at palm oil wood as a resource.

A group of companies recently visited Malaysia to learn about conditions for the sustainable industrial use of the palm oil wood raw material.

The group comprised representatives from Kleiberit, Leuco and Weinig. The itinerary included meetings with state organizations as well as visits to oil mill operators and other companies with a financial interest in the issue. The fact-finding focused on the usability of the wood and on-site experiences with processing.

“We made further important findings regarding process reliability in the production of competitive, intelligent products,” says Dr. Otto Leible of Weinig Concept. The discussions also generated a number of starting points for future collaboration. “The willingness is there but potential investors must be convinced that there is an attractive, transregional sales market,” said Dr. Leible.

Oil palms could solve the resource issues in the wood industry for many a product going forward. The plants are primarily cultivated on large plantations in Asia. Beyond extracting the oil from the flesh of the fruit, the raw material has been largely unused to date. 

Would you like to learn more about the applications of palm oil wood in the reliable production of palm oil wood products? Weinig’s expert Dr. Otto Leible can inform you: otto.leible@weinig.com

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