Construction of Kebony's Belgian factory begins
A groundbreaking event has been held to mark the start of construction of Kebony’s new factory in the Flanders region of Belgium.
This event was held a year after Kebony announced that €19.05m (£16.25m) had been raised to build the new facility, which includes investment from Flemish company PMV.
The 2ha factory will initially produce 20,000m3 each year of Kebony, an enhanced natural wood product. If required an additional 2ha of land is available for further development, with the potential to increase output to 40,000m3.
The plant is located next to the site of the chemical company Lanxess, at the Scheldt Chemical and Industrial Park (ScCIP) in Kallo, which will deliver utilities and site services to its new neighbour.
The new factory will be in the vicinity of Kebony’s machining partner, Rudy De Keyser, in Kruibeke. Kebony has confirmed agreements with several wood retail companies through the master importer Martens Hout in Antwerp and Limburg.
The patented Kebony technology enhances the properties of sustainable softwood with a bio-based liquid that permanently modifies the wood cell walls giving Kebony hardwood characteristics.
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