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Because sustainable manufacturing means being transparent
Questioning, digging deeper, and continuing to nag away at things is the basis of our work and our solutions. This is the only way for us to develop products and solutions that promote sustainability in mechanical and plant engineering, green logistics and resource efficiency in manufacturing. Today, we would like to answer your questions.
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Or maybe you just want to find out more about ligenium, about manufacturing load carriers, conveyor technology and lightweight profiles made by nature?
ligenium is derived from the Latin word for wood, ‘lignum’ and from ‘ingenium’ meaning an ingenious invention.
For us, our name is a statement of intent!
Where does the wood come from that ligenium processes?
Our wood, predominantly birch and beech, is processed into modern wood-based materials. It comes primarily from sustainably and responsibly managed forests in Europe. Our trusted supplier has 100 years of experience and has been FSC® and PEFC™ certified since 2012.
How can it be sustainable if you have to cut down trees to do it?
This relates to the principle of sustainability introduced by Hans Carl von Carlowitz. More than 300 years ago, the Saxon chief mining official had a formative influence on responsible handling of resources. Von Carlowitz recognized the crucial fact that only so much wood should be cut as could be regrown through planned reforestation projects, and we are completely and totally committed to that. Added to this, there is a particular property of wood: it sequesters carbon dioxide (CO2). Wood products act as carbon sinks and, in industrial use, they store this greenhouse gas for considerably longer than as biomass rotting in the forest.
ligenium thus demonstrably supports a reduction in carbon emissions.
What is the risk in terms of combustion?
From load carrier to conveyor technology, when it is truly required, we use wood-based materials of low flammability for our solutions.
Does normal atmospheric humidity affect the solutions?
No, we can rule that out with confidence thanks to our long-term testing during our many years of research at Chemnitz University of Technology.
What sort of durability are we talking about?
The innovative natural fibrous materials, in an adapted design, guarantee equally reliable performance and the same service life as steel with reduced operating costs
Is wood really as resilient as steel?
There is no one answer to this as it always depends on the specific application.
How would you assess compatibility with the new mobile communications standard 5G?
Very good! As a construction material, wood causes only a comparatively low attenuation of WiFi or radio signals. Thanks to its electromagnetic compatibility, digitalization is possible without interference in logistics and production.
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