Quality and Environment
Alpine MDF Industries Pty Ltd prides itself by leading in environmentally friendly manufacturing practices that make our company sustainable. We have management systems in place to ensure we reduce our carbon footprint and deliver environmentally preferable solutions.
All our MDF is produced from managed plantation Radiata Pine forests that reach maturity in about 30 years. These forests are located close to our plant in the alpine region of north east Victoria. Alpine MDF is viewed favourably as substitutes for tropical hardwoods which take close to 200 years to reach maturity.
70% of Alpine MDF manufacturing energy requirements on site are for producing heat. We generate almost all of our own heat requirement by burning wood residues. This is a form of bio fuel and is considered greenhouse gas neutral under the Kyoto protocol. Since growing trees absorb CO2, Alpine MDF is part of a 'virtuous cycle'. In addition, carbon is stored in the wood products we produce while they are used in buildings or furniture. By processing wood into profitable end products we are encouraging more people to grow more trees.
The management practices that Alpine MDF has in place include:-
Certification for Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) Chain of Custody.
Certification with ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems.
A chain of custody management system that complies with AS 4707:2006 meaning we are certified to meet AFS/PEFC (Australian Forestry Standard/Programme for Endorsement of Certification Schemes). Certified products can be traced from processing to distribution and are produced using legally sourced wood fibres.