Wood, the sustainable material par excellence

legno materiale sostenibile e circolare

In a world increasingly aware of the environmental impact of our daily choices, wood emerges as a fundamental protagonist in the transition towards a sustainable future. A material intrinsically linked to the history of humanity, it not only offers timeless beauty, but also proves to be an ecological and renewable resource.

Wood: nothing is thrown away

A complete natural resource, this noble material sees every part of itself employed in surprisingly versatile ways. From bark to sapwood and heartwood, each component plays an important role in the circular economy of wood, contributing to environmental sustainability.

The Bark – Versatility

Bark proves to be a precious source of biomass, useful in the production of sustainable energy, and of mulch for gardens, acting as a natural fertilizer and support for plant growth.

Sapwood – Functionality

Sapwood, the young heart of the wood, lends itself to a wide range of applications. From the furniture and decoration industry, to use in pellets, sawn wood, beads and panels, this part of the wood becomes the protagonist in aesthetic and functional solutions.

Heartwood – Sustainability

Heartwood, the most mature core, finds crucial applications in construction, paper industry and packaging.

Wood, icon of circular raw materials

Rooted in an ecosystem that is constantly renewing itself, wood not only embodies the beauty of nature, but presents itself as a continuous promise of resources for future generations. In fact, objects made with this material, once they reach the end of their useful life, can be collected and subjected to recycling processes.

By processing these recycled raw materials it’s possible to create new products, reducing dependence on virgin resources. Transforming used wood into new products not only conserves the energy and resources used in initial production, but also helps reduce the overall environmental impact.

This cycle of collection, transformation and regeneration represents a fundamental step towards a circular economy, in which materials are not considered as simple disposable products, but as precious resources in a continuous path of sustainable use.

Through the adoption of wood recycling practices, waste reduction and collaboration for forestry policies appropriate to the territories are promoted, playing an active role in building a more balanced and environmentally friendly future.

An ally for air quality

The extraordinary ability of wood to store carbon dioxide constitutes an important contribution to the fight against climate change. During its growth, trees absorb atmospheric carbon and use it for photosynthesis, releasing oxygen into the environment. This natural process, known as carbon sequestration, not only improves air quality but also has a significant impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions.

When wood is used for the production of manufactured goods or in construction, the carbon absorbed during the growth of the tree remains trapped in the material, helping to reduce the presence of carbon in the atmosphere. This characteristic gives wood a crucial role as a carbon “reservoir”, counteracting the excessive accumulation of greenhouse gases responsible for climate change.

In this way, wood not only stands out as a renewable resource, but also acts as an ally in climate change mitigation, offering an ecological solution that goes beyond its practical usefulness.

The ideal raw material for our frame mouldings

Imex has always given prominence and importance to this extraordinary raw material, which is used daily to produce frame mouldings and other wooden products for wall art. The origin of the wood also from responsibly managed forests ensures the lowest environmental impact and wood harvesting in line with government policies.

Added to this is a great passion and great respect for every phase of the production processes, trying to recover as much as possible, for example by using processing waste to fuel the new boilers recently installed or in the wood supply chain for which our by-product it becomes raw material or consumable material in the agricultural, livestock and industrial sectors.

Choosing to work with a noble raw material such as wood represents a concrete commitment for a world in which regeneration, circularity and environmental protection guide daily choices, shaping a future in which our bond with nature translates into a sustainable balance.