Safalog is an extra strong, long timber beam manufactured from laminated timber. It is composed of sheets of timber bonded together with weatherproof polyurethane adhesives. As a result of the design, timber selection and manufacturing process Safalog can withstand widely variable climatic changes unlike machine turned round log structurally stable materials.
Laminated Safalog uses heartwood, which is over 70% of the whole volume of the tree. The heartwood is highly durable which when combined with ACQ (an arsenic and chrome free preservative) provides a timber product which will give long life expectancy with very little maintenance.
Safalog is manufactured from European Redwood sourced only from managed forests. By using timber from managed resources we can be assured that the forest operations are structured and managed so as to be sufficiently profitable, without generating financial profit at the expense of the forest resources, the eco system or affected communities.
The tension between the need to generate adequate financial returns and the principles of responsible forest operations can be reduced through the efforts to market forest products for their best value. The use of certified timber also ensures that both local people and society at large enjoy long-term benefits, provide strong incentives to local people to sustain the forest resources and adhere to long-term management plans.
Recycling is the best way to dispose of any of the product providing it does not place any stress on the environment and should not be more expensive than the new product. At the end of its intended life service all Safalog components can be composted subject to local legislative restrictions.