As of 1st of July 2015 The PNG Balsa Company has become integrated into 3A Composites Core Materials (www.3accorematerials.com), a part of Schweiter Technologies (SIX Swiss Exchange: SWTQ). 3A Composites Core Materials is a global leading group with operations in Europe, Americas, India and China that has pioneered the sandwich technology for almost 70 years. Its brands AIREX®, BALTEK® and BANOVA® provide sustainable, lightweight and resource-friendly materials to enable the production of lighter and thus more energy efficient end products for the wind-turbine, marine and automotive industries. In the wind energy market, its core materials are a key factor for growth in the generation of renewable energy.
Established in 1997, The PNG Balsa Company is one of the few fully integrated balsa growers and manufacturers in the world. Our balsa products' exceptional quality remains unmatched and underpins our success and that of our customers.
From our base in Papua New Guinea’s East New Britain Province, we export a range of balsa products to long term customers, at the leading edge of the maritime, transport and wind power industries, where balsa’s unique mechanical and weight characteristics make it an essential component.
Starting with applied genetics and scientific balsa seed selection through to precision production of end grain balsa panels, 3A Composites PNG Balsa’s 2200 employees are dedicated to continuous technical and quality improvement. Our balsa is 100 percent plantation grown on company land holdings and in long-term partnership with local landowners who value balsa as a sustainable crop that augments their traditional reliance on cocoa and copra. It is firm Company policy to never clear virgin rainforest for new planting, generally working on unviable or low yielding cocoa plantations.
Rich volcanic soils and steady, year-round rainfall ensure that our balsa rapidly grows to heights of 17m to 25m within 5 years from seed planting, achieving a broad density range. Our balsa trees suffer no disease or insect attack, negating the need for pesticides or fungicides.
State-of-the-art milling, ultra-modern kilning and meticulous finishing processes enable 3A Composites PNG Balsa to offer exceptional quality balsa products at competitive prices to buyers seeking a reliable supply partner for balsa – Nature’s Tough Alternative.