Category: Sustainability

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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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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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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