Segezha Group’s Sokol Plant Earns Conformité Européenne (CE) Certification for CLT Panels

The Segezha is reporting that their Sokol CLT plant has successfully passed its Conformité Européenne (CE) certification for its cross-laminated timber (CLT) panels. The CE certificate was obtained after a field audit performed by employees of HolzForschung Austria, the largest Austrian wood research and testing institute.

The certificate confirms that the enterprise has deployed modern practices to verify that the quality of its products meets European requirements. Prior to this, CLT panels underwent the European Technical Assessment (ETA) procedure in the authorized laboratories at the Graz University of Technology (TUI Graz), where detailed tests were carried out to determine the physical and mechanical properties of the panels.

In a statement prepared to accompany the CE certification, Dmitry Rudenko, Vice President of Segezha Group said, “Our plant in Sokol has once again confirmed the high quality of its products in accordance with European requirements. We consider this area of activity to be extremely promising. As of today, modern technologies make it possible to construct multi-story buildings entirely from wood, and there are such projects in Scandinavia, Europe, Canada, and the USA, where such buildings are up to 85 meters in height and have up to 27 floors. Thus far, the plant in Sokol is the only enterprise in Russia that has confirmed the quality of its products for multi-story wood construction in the EU in accordance with two standards. In the European Union, CLT panels are used for the construction of hotels, schools, offices, and residential buildings. As for Russia, we almost never construct multi-story buildings from wood. However, this is a very promising area of activity.”

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Segezha Group's Sokol CLT plant obtains Conformité Européenne certificate