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The History of Pine Chemicals

Did you know pine chemicals were the original biochemical? The earliest recorded use of pine resins was in the 4th Century AD, it was used as an adhesive to stick decorative stones to buildings. Then in the 4th and 2nd Century B.C it was used for waterproofing and caulking the vessels, it became known as […]
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Tackling pollution in the chemical industry

Petrochemicals are used in millions of products, from plastics, detergents, shampoos and makeup to industrial solvents, lubricants, pharmaceuticals, fertilizer and carpeting. It’s the third biggest industry in the world, consuming more than 10% of fossil fuels produced globally and emits around 3.3 gigatons of greenhouse gas emissions a year. Over the next 20 years, oil […]
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Chemicals made from trees, not petroleum.

Petrochemicals have historically been used in everyday products. However, the factories that make them are polluting the planet and play a big part in the climate crisis. At Leaf Resources we are decarbonising the chemical industry, with chemicals made from trees sourced from FSC certified forests, not petroleum. Pine Chemicals have been around for centuries […]
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Meet our Pine Tree Suppliers – HQPlantations

When choosing our pine tree suppliers, the most important factor is their commitment to protect and maintain the land and environment on which they operate. This is why we source our trees from HQPlantations based in regional Queensland. For every tree that is cut down another is planted. HQP raise approximately 10,000 million seedlings a […]
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CEO Raymond Mountfort’s interview with Small Caps

Small Caps is Australia’s #1 site for market news & information on ASX listed small cap companies. Ray Mountfort CEO of Leaf Resources talks to Kerry Stevenson about our world-first organic solvent extraction technology to produce natural pine chemicals, and the exciting opportunities it presents to replace fossil fuel-based materials. Some key highlights from the interview: […]
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Closing The Loop. Utilising Low Value Wood

Harvesting stumps Pine tree stumps are considered a low value wood, too resinous and cumbersome to process for many traditional uses of wood such as building material or paper. However these stumps, are perfect for Leaf Resources, the high resin content makes them ideal for extracting natural pine chemicals such as rosin and turpentine. Using […]
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Apple Tree Creek Incident Update

Small Caps is Australia’s #1 site for market news & information on ASX listed small cap companies. On 12th November 2021 there was an explosion at the Apple Tree Creek factory. It resulted in the extractor and control rooms being damaged beyond repair. It’s important to note, this is only approximately 10-15% of the plant […]
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Behind the scenes: The Apple Tree Creek Site

Leaf Resources has developed a proprietary process to extract rosin and terpenes from pine logs, producing the high quality, clean rosin and terpenes which are used in a multitude of consumer products, including perfumes, cosmetics, food additives, adhesives, disinfectants, synthetic rubbers and printing inks. In 2019, formerly Essentially Queensland commissioned a pilot plant and successfully […]
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Leaf Resources Acquires Essential Queensland

We are thrilled to announce the acquisition of Essential Queensland Pty Ltd (EQ), an Australian private company, which utilises proprietary extraction technology to produce sustainable and renewable pine chemicals for sale into global markets. EQ was established in early 2017 to develop and commercialise sustainable extraction and processing technology to produce pine chemicals. Since establishment, […]
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