Kebony has been named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100,
produced by CTG
(Cleantech Group), an organisation that keeps audiences in touch with emerging clean technology trends, leading innovation companies and key players in sustainable innovation
. It was selected from nearly 10,000 companies applying for a place in the list.
Kebony uses an environmentally-friendly process that modifies sustainably sourced softwoods by heating the wood with furfuryl alcohol, an agricultural biowaste product. By polymerising the wood’s cell wall, softwoods such as Scots pine and radiata pine permanently take on the attributes of tropical hardwood, so the resulting timber has high durability, hardness and is very stable. The silver-grey patina the wood develops over its life-span (and Kebony is guaranteed for 25 years) has also made it popular with top architects around the world.
Six times lucky
This is the sixth time Kebony has been recognised in the Global Cleantech 100 list, which represents the most innovative and promising ideas impacting the future of a wide-range of industries. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges, the Global Cleantech 100 is a list of private companies with the highest potential to make significant market impact within a five to ten-year timeframe.
Christian Jebsen, Kebony CEO, says it's great to be in the list: 'Once again it's a real honour for Kebony to be included. 2017 is set to be another exciting year for Kebony with construction due to commence on our second European factory following substantial investment and an increase in sales by an average of 35 per cent over the past six years.'