November 30, 2016
Horiuchi Wood Craft Co., Ltd (Ashigara county, Kanagawa prefecture, Japan), wood processor of thinning and local wood, has developed domestic solid hardwood floor board with FSC certified wood. This is the first for such certified wood products in Japan, ITTO reports.
It has started marketing the product since this fall. It is order made products and it takes about six to twelve months for delivery.
FSC certified material wood is procured from Iwate prefecture and Hokkaido. Species are ash, oak, chestnut, cherry, birch, beech, walnut and magnolia. Domestic hardwood log supply is unstable and FSC certified logs are hard to find and there are little mills to have COC certificate so commodity production is difficult.
Horiuchi Wood Craft has been manufacturing various hardwood products such as base for lacquer ware, wooden toys, wood stationary and novelty goods. Since it has acquired COC certificate, it has been manufacturing certified goods so it has wide knowledge of certified goods. It has built up network of forest owners with certification and processing plants.