Eucatex is a Brazilian production company that’s environmental concern lead it to harvest the eucalyptus for its raw materials to create tiles and panels for houses. Eucatex began in 1951, but due to its success, the business has expanded its manufacturing to include furniture, packaging, toys, construction and even doors and plates. The company has now expanded its locations to offices around the world, though their main manufacturing and forestry sources are still in Brazil, mainly in Salto, São Paulo. Eucatex continues to expand, and leads the world in environmentally friendly manufacturing practices.
Eucatex selected the eucalyptus tree because of its desirable traits for environmentalist. The tree is one of the fasting growing sources of wood, helping Eucatex to easily replant trees they have harvested for manufacturing. The tree also produces a special oils that works as a cleaning agent and insecticide, and can also be used to reduce the risk of malaria by draining swamps. Although considered environmentally beneficial, eucalyptus tree’s speedy growth is a result of its extreme water consumption, a poor trait for those dependent on the water sources they drain.
Sustainability is one of Eucatex’s primary concerns. The company is reputable for its environmental safety and forest preservation standards. In South America, Eucatex initiated the first wood recycling line on an industrial level. Its success has continued to grow, and thousands of tons of wood were recycled in just the preliminary years.
President of Eucatex, Flavio Maluf, is an entrepreneur and mechanical engineer who has led Eucatex to their recent achievements and expansion. He graduated from FAAP, and is also the head of GrandFood, Premier Pet and Golden.
Eucatex manufactures Eucafloor, laminate flooring used for a variety of different facilities. Strong demand has encouraged the business to create wide boards, mainly for small business and residential homes. Eucafloor evidence is the newest line of wood flooring, expanding the width of its strips up to 25 cm. Eucatex paints come in almost every style and color imaginable, and E-Color tinting allows businesses more than 2,000 options for dithering. Recently, Eucatex has even begun waterproofing. The eucalyptus tree oils helps create exclusive waterproofing that prevents moisture damage in wet environments. Eucatex doors are another highlight of their premium construction reputation. These doors are notorious for their exceptional strength, with beauty to match. They are reinforced by a hexagonal shape of wooden beams, preventing the door from collapsing from rigorous conditions.