Greenply’s MDF plant at Vadodara, Gujarat, becomes the 1st Indian MDF facility to secure the prestigious FSC-FM Certification

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Marking a significant development in the wood panel industry in India, Greenply Industries, one of India’s largest interior infrastructure brands with over 30 years of experience in manufacturing a comprehensive range of plywood, Medium-Density Fibreboard (MDF), block boards, decorative veneers, flush doors, and other allied products, today announced that its state of the art MDF unit at Vadodara, Gujarat has achieved the prestigious Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) Forest Management (FSC-FM) certification, setting an industry milestone as the first MDF facility in India to attain this certification. Greenply has also attained the FSC® – FM (Forest Management) Certification from the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC®) for its sustainable plantation unit located in Tizit, Nagaland in the year 2021.

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) is an international organization that encourages accountable forest management and sustainable practices. The FSC-FM certification provides a set of standards and criteria that cover an array of ecological, communal, and economic aspects of forest management. To achieve FSC-FM certification, forest management actions must undertake a challenging assessment by autonomous certification bodies on compliance with the FSC standards and determine whether the forest management practices are environmentally appropriate, socially beneficial, and economically viable. The FSC-FM certification tag on a product specifies to customers that the product comes from a sensibly managed forest.

Speaking about this achievement, Mr. Sanidhya Mittal, Joint Managing Director, Greenply Industries said, “The FSC-FM certification signifies Greenply’s allegiance to sustainable practices and sensible sourcing of raw materials. It ensures that the material used in the manufacturing process at our MDF plant comes from our responsibly managed plantations. The FSC-FM certification serves as a testimony to Greenply’s commitment to reducing its environmental footprint and contributing to a greener future in the interior infrastructure industry.”

The MDF industry is expected to grow rapidly due to its versatile application and this facility at Vadodara will help Greenply to meet that demand. The company has collaborated with global technology leader Siempelkamp Germany, for utilizing the state-of-the-art PRODIQ-NEO technology in the manufacturing process at the MDF Plant. The technology utilizes Artificial Intelligence to analyze myriad microfibers to deliver each board with utmost precision thereby guaranteeing the finest product quality and durability. Greenply has plans to produce all products subcategories of MDF including thin & thick, pre-lam and other value-added products in a phased manner.

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