Aubrilam WoodJanuary 25 2023
Our raw material: wood.
Our raw material comes from Scandinavie.
It is taken from Scots pine trees, whose slow growth donne produce wood with very fine rings and excellent homogeneity.
Only the weather in these regions ensures this slow growth, which gives our raw material the qualities we are looking for.
An ecological material
Our wood is taken from selected trees, it is heartwood, it is cleaned of sapwood, which means that it is naturally class 3 and does not require any chemical treatment. We also ensure that the trees com from sustainably managed forest.
Wood naturally has a very positive ecological balance. It capture CO2 and locks it in during its growth to store it in the structures once cut.
A beautiful and warm material
Not only does wood meet our durability requirements, but above all it has qualities that endow it with its special strentgh, it is soft, noble and warm. It brings emotion to each of the projects we undertake. Its textural, colour and light effects make it a, easthetic asset.
A highly resistant material
Our engineers and buyers have drawn up rigorous specifications, and each laminated plank has an identification number that is tracked throughout the production process. Before being processed, the wood must have a moisture content of between 10 an 14%, in order to obtain a good quality finish, for the stain to be impregnated properly and to guarantee its durability in its future location.
The wood, in addition to its original characteristics making it insensitive to salt and not subject to rust, benefits from the HTE manufacturing process developed by Aubrilam, which protects it from its two traditional enemies, wood-eating fungi and woodworm.
AUBRILAM and respect for the environmentNovember 25 2022
The use of wood in our wood-metal composite products for more than 40 years is essential in the environmental approach of AUBRILAM.
Wood naturally has a very positive ecological balance. It captures CO₂ and locks it in during its growth to store it in the structures once cut.
1 m³ of wood = 1 tonne of CO₂ absorbed.
Thinking sustainably means designing products that are in harmony with their environment, that will last, in a discrete and natural way. It also means thinking globally, where design and technological innovation are spontaneously placed at the heart of the design process.
AUBRILAM has chosen to adopt an eco-design approach, the choice of materials but also the improvement of the functionality of its products and their manufacturing process are essential.
For the past 20 years, the wood used by AUBRILAM, scots pine, has not been treated with metallic salts and comes from sustainably managed forests. It is an untreated heartwood, taken from selected trees. Some parts of our products are made of Accoya modified wood, a sound, patented, stable and durable material.
In the lighting columns designed by AUBRILAM, wood replaces steel and aluminium as structural material, this is the AUBRILAM standard, it prompts to regularly review its products with a view to reducing their environmental footprint. The wooden parts are calculated in terms of thickness and dimensions to save material and weight while guaranteeing the product’s durability at its place of installation.
This approach has been built into the design of its glued laminated timber shafts since 2006 and its AUBRILAM HTE label is a guarantee of this.
Thinking sustainably also means improving the “environmental qualities” of a development project.
To identify and limit the impact of its products during their manufacture, since 2006 AUBRILAM has undertaken a Life Cycle Assessment (LCA) in accordance with the ISO standards 14040 and 14025. This means AUBRILAM can provide its customers with data sheets detailing the environmental profile of each of its lighting columns.
This is part of a comprehensive approach that consists of:
– analysing the phenomena that result in environmental degradation in the life cycle of a product
– calculating the environmental impact of each product
– then comparing its results objectively with those of metal columns
– and finally improving the “environmental qualities” of projects and products through eco-design
This approach allows AUBRILAM not only to be naturally in tune with eco-responsable projects but also to provide its clients with an ecological expertise of their project depending on the products selected.