4. Where does Lappset procure the pressure treated wood for its products?
Lappset acquires most of its wood materials from PEFC-certified managed forests located in Northern Europe. Pressure treated products are made of pine (Pinus Sylvestris).
Wooden playground’s, sports equipment’s and street furniture’s are produced at Lappset's Rovaniemi factory. The wooden packaging materials are ISPM-15 verified.
At the Rovaniemi factory, sawn timber is treated with a wood preservative in a closed industrial process in order to ensure a high standard of quality. The preservative conforms to the EU REACH Regulation and is approved by the Finnish Safety and Chemicals Agency TUKES.
5. What advantages does pressure treated wood offer?
The experiences gained by Lappset in the use of pressure treated wood over the years have shown its many benefits. Lappset has been, and still is, convinced that the treatment of wood with an environmentally friendly agent protects wood components from rot, embrittlement and vermin, such as termites.
The raw material for pressure treated wood is pine harvested from certified forests in Northern Europe and its production is subject to strict quality control.
Lappset's long experience in designing durable playground equipment combined with advanced quality control systems has made it possible to extend the guarantee for wood products with no ground contact from 10 to 15 years. Extending the life cycle of products is one of the most effective ways of promoting sustainable development.