Since 1932, Lemahieu & Lempan has been building an ecological future for wood. Thanks to innovative investments, we succeed in getting the group ready for the big challenges of tomorrow.
We are proud and grateful that our customers and stakeholders also believe in our story and nominated us for ' Best Belgian Timber Company ', thé competition in the timber sector, organized by Houtwereld (the professional timber journal of the Netherlands).
Voting for Lemahieu/Lempan, is choosing for a responsible future of wood.
New and environmentally friendly provider for fire retardant impregnation of wood in Benelux
From April 2018, a new pressure impregnation facility for fire retardant
will be established in Ostend. The facility will be able to offer
impregnation of fire retardant in sawn timber and plywood using 100%
natural and non-toxic product. Lemahieu and Burnblock® has entered an
agreement resulting in that Lemahieu will offer the impregnation for
the Benelux – using Burnblock® as the fire retardant.
is environmentally tested and documented in collaboration with
independent 3rd party institutes, and all fire tests are performed on
some of the most recognised test institutes in Europe such as RI.SE
(SP-Fire) in Sweden, MPA in Germany and BRE I, Great Britain.
has also been placed on the latest technology in connection with the
establishment of the new impregnation facility. Lemahieu has therefore
invested in the latest technology to ensure the correct recording and
factual reporting in the treatment itself. As the sawn timber and
plywood always has to be dried after treatment, Lemahieu will also
invest in new drying capacity.
Mike Lemahieu: “We have been
committed to achieving both the best fire technology, as well as
environmental features. With BURNBLOCK®, we are looking forward to
sending one of the best and most environmentally friendly fire retardant
products on the market in Benelux. For a period of time we have been
following the development and demand for fire-impregnated wood and
boards, but have not been willing to enter production, primarily due to
the many inequalities on the market“, Lemahieu says. “But
when the opportunity came with BURNBLOCK®, there was no doubt - we are
doing the best of the best to do. Their ingredient has been documented
as 100% natural and non-toxic, it is a 100% degradable material with all
the benefits that follow. Burnblock® fits 100% into Lemahieu’s strategy
creating an added value to our natural products, timber and panels.
Fire technology wise BURNBLOCK® is in a class of its own, with a
thoroughly tested product and a world patent, and with many years of
documented development and investment.”
Mike Lemahieu Hroar Bay-Smidt Lemahieu Houtimport Burnblock®