WHAT IS PAULOWNIA?
Paulownia, a native of China, is by far the fastest growing hardwood tree in the world - producing high quality timber for a wide range of end uses. In Japan it is called KIRI, and owing to its traditional uses and inherent high value in Japanese culture, KIRI is the emblem of the Government and the Prime Minister.
Paulownia timber has a unique set of features. It produces a light weight timber with a straight grain and light honey color. The naturally light color of the timber allows a variety of stains and finishes to be applied to the timber and can be utilized in a wide range of applications.
Paulownia is a clear, dimensionally stable, knot-free, durable, low density, easily worked, non-structural timber. Its uses are in indoor and outdoor situations where it is required for its unique characteristics such as grain, color, workability, lightness and durability.
Light but strong: In the timber world, Paulownia is considered "aluminum wood" due to its light weight and exceptional strength. It is paulownia wood that is lighter than the lightest known wood balsa. Due to its high strength-to-weight ratio, paulownia is particularly suited for shipbuilding, boat building, aircraft building, surfing decks, campers, etc.
Beautiful Grain: Paulownia possess long straight grain and is almost knot free. Its solidity, smoothness and lack of defects make it ideal for construction, furniture, wainscoting, veneer, toys, packages, etc.
High Stability: Paulownia is exceptionally resilient and resistant to bending and twisting. It does not wrap, shrink, deform or crack even in humid conditions.
Rot Resistance: Paulownia wood is resistant to invasion of woodworms and termites due to its high tannin content.
Moisture & Humidity Resistance: Moisture resistance- the wood does not absorb water making it perfect for ground coating and polishing. When exposed to harsh weather conditions, the wood does not change its dimensions and warp.
Low Thermal Conductivity: Paulownia burns at approx. 425 degree Celsius compared to most other hardwoods which burn at around 275 degree Celsius. This property of Paulownia makes it fire resistance.
Ease of Processing: Paulownia is easy to work with. It has desirable characteristics to perform various processing and finishing tasks such as nailing, screwing, gluing, planning, profiling, carving, sanding, machining and painting/staining.
MARKETS AND DEMAND
Paulownia timber’s demand arises from many desirable characteristics. Applications such as building materials, windows, doors, blinds, architrave, furniture, aircraft fittings, boats, musical instruments and sport equipment are some of the most common and best performing paulownia timber uses.
The greatest potential for Paulownia Lumber is to replace products currently made from hardwoods sourced from ever dwindling rainforests around the world including Asia and South America. Paulownia is widely used in Japan, China, South Korea and Australia for multiple uses including surfboards, boats, pallets and household furniture as well as plywood, prefabricated houses, moldings and internal construction panels, handicraft items, chests, coffins, doors, moulding etc.
The production and consumption of key wood products and wood energy are expected to rise sharply from the present to 2030, largely following historical trends of 1-2% increases per annum. The primary factors to an on-going increase in demand for lumber globally are:
An increasing population to 7.5 billion in 2020 and 8.2 billion in 2030 (current population 6.8 billion).
Global GDP projected to grow from US$16 trillion in 2005 to almost US$100 trillion by 2030.
Rapidly expanding Middle Class in the developing markets. The World Bank estimates that the number of middle class people will increase from 400 million today to 1.2 billion by 2030.
Rapid growth of developing countries, particularly in Asia where spending by middle class is projected to increase from US$ 5 trillion to US$ 30 trillions in 2030.
Environmental policies reducing the amount of old growth forests marked for wood production.
OUR PAULOWNIA PLANTATION
We offer new professionally managed Paulownia & other tropical tree plantations. We facilitate timber investment in a flexible way. We source land and provide a complete management service including land preparation, irrigation, planting and full care of the plantation through cropping, harvesting, timber milling, and selling the end product. The investor can select a plan to suit their appetite: the size of the plantation; number of trees; duration of investment and whether to buy or rent the land.
Bahar Agro-Ventures Ltd. plans to establish 2500 Acres of a vertically integrated Paulownia timber plantation in Central America, and is actively inviting investors to become involved with this fantastic opportunity with low risks and high returns.
The project is being developed by top experts using patented seedlings and sustainable practices, and is designed to deliver environmental benefits, store Carbon, and alleviate poverty in the local communities.
OUR TEAK PROJECT OFFERS....
Fast Hardwood Timber Growth Rate
Access to Markets in India
High Quality Timber
High Demand Products
Action against Climate Change
Socially Responsible effects
Green & Ethical practices
Easy ways to Grow, Process, & Sell
" In the timber world, Paulownia is considered "aluminum wood" due to its light weight and exceptional strength."
There are more than one Internationally recognized definitions of forest sustainability. One such all-inclusive definition is:
"Forest sustainability is the management or stewardship of forest and woodland with the objective of providing a continued output of all goods and services desired by legitimate stakeholders, in a harmonized manner, and in a way which does not reduce the forests’ capacity to provide such goods and services on a continuing basis."
Sustainably managed high-grade tropical hardwood plantations, which provide positive economic, social and environmental benefits, are scarce. For these reasons new plantations are required on a large scale to produce renewable hardwoods for economic development, poverty alleviation and to decrease pressure on natural forests. Plantations that employ best management practices can be ten to twenty times more efficient in terms of production, compared to natural forests.
Our Paulownia plantation is carefully designed to comply with local and international regulations through incorporating sustainability principles at every stage of the project development/planning.