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Eucatex Supplies Eucaboard A Eucalyptus Product For Furniture08.12.15

When the Brazilian company Eucatex got started in the 1960s, the products that made them globally famous were ceiling tiles made from eucalyptus wood. Everyone knows eucalyptus trees grow in Australia, and their leaves are the main source of energy for slow moving koala bears. But not many people know that there are 700 species of eucalyptus trees, and 15 of those species grow in other parts of the world. Eucalyptus trees are found in the Americas, China, the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Indian subcontinent. Eucatex took advantage of the species that grows in the state of Sao Paulo in Brazil and created some interesting products.

Eucatex started exporting ceiling tiles to Europe in the early days, but when Flavio Maluf became president in 1997, the product line took a giant leap into the 21st century. Eucatex began producing MDF and MDP panels, paint, furniture, varnishes, and doors. One of the furniture products that Maluf is especially proud of is Eucaboard. Eucaboard is used for the bottoms of furniture drawers, the back of cabinets, and for the lining the walls of commercial offices.

Using Eucaboard instead of the particle board that is used in some furniture has other advantages as well. It can be printed, and it also can be painted. Brazilian creativity is alive and thriving in furniture that is manufactured all over the world thanks to Maluf and Eucatex.

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