Production site in Ecuador

The 3A Composites Core Materials Ecuador operation, Plantabal S.A., has spearheaded the balsa wood business for over 85 years. 3A Composites is the largest forester in Ecuador, with thousands of hectares planted every year, and a pioneer in the sustainable balsa composite materials, BALTEK® core.

In 2010 Plantabal S.A. was awarded the FSC® certification as the first global producer.

Our balsa is 100%-plantation grown on the company’s land holdings and in long-term partnership with local landowners who value balsa as a sustainable crop. It is our company’s stringent policy never to clear virgin rainforest for new planting.

All 3A Composites Core Materials managed plantations are FSC®-certified and all our balsa wood products can be ordered as FSC®-certified.

The Ecuador operation supplies BALTEK® composite materials to our industrial customers worldwide.

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