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CHOLGUAN is a wet-process, smooth-one-side (screenback) thin hardboard panel, made with 100% Radiata Pine fibers. It is manufactured using the natural resins inherent in the wood species. This strong and flexible panel is 35% more dense than regular MDF and moisture resistant.

The wood in AraucoPly premium panels is produced from certified, sustainably managed plantation forests. No native forest wood or genetically modified trees are used to produce any AraucoPly products. In addition, AraucoPly premium panels have verified legal origin, and are compliant with the regulations of the USDA’s Lacey Act governing the importation of plant-based products.
The forests that provide wood for AraucoPly are certified as being in compliance with CERTFOR, Chile’s strict national standard for sustainable forest management. Developed by a non-profit, non-governmental organization, with expert technical assistance from the Chilean Forestry Institute, the CERTFOR standard is endorsed by the International Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC).
CERTFOR is your assurance that  AraucoPly premium panels originate in plantations that are managed in an environmentally appropriate and socially responsible manner.
In addition, ARAUCO has recently completed its first-ever carbon footprint assessment of its operations in Chile, Brazil and Argentina.  ARAUCO’s carbon footprint is at the low end of those reported by the forest products industry, and the company is on a path to further reduce its carbon footprint in the years ahead.

CHOLGUAN`s high density and surface hardness brings good machinability and dimensional stability.

With 3 options, Sanded, Embossed and Perforated CHOLGUAN has an wide range of applications, from Furniture, Kitchen cabinets, Scenography, Decorating and more.  

Panels Facilities
Trupán Cholguán Facility / Chile
Yungay, Bío Bío Region

Annual production capacity: 60,000 m3 of Cholguan (Hard Board) panels; about 40,000 m3 of Durolac panels and 210,000 m3 of MDF TruChoice mouldings. Trupan MDF mill has an annual production capacity of 510,000 m3, divided into two production lines producing Trupan Ultralight and Trupan Light panels.

Product quality certifications: CARB certification ISO 14001; OHSAS 18001

ARAUCO in the World

For more than 40 years, ARAUCO has been driven forward by its vision of being a global leader in sustainable forest products. During this time, we have evolved into one of the most respected forestry companies in the world, not only for the size and health of our plantation forests, the quality of our products, and superior customer service, but for our technical innovation, environmental responsibility and social commitment as well.

Our natural resources are the cornerstone of our sustainability. Through Bioforest, ARAUCO’s scientific and technological research center, we apply leading-edge biotechnology to the development of new ways to increase the quality, productivity and performance of our forest plantations, as well as conservation and protection strategies to more than 924,174 acres of native forest within our forest holdings.

The products and services provided by ARAUCO’s forestry, wood pulp, sawn timber, panels, and energy business areas embody the company’s commitment to sustainable resource management. ARAUCO employs certified production processes that have minimal environmental impact to deliver a broad range of high quality products, meeting the needs of customers in more than 70 countries.

By carefully analyzing market trends, ARAUCO is able to anticipate market needs and have the right mix of products available for its customers. Through its sales offices in Argentina, Brazil, Chile, China, Colombia, Holland, Japan, Mexico, Peru and the United States, and sales agents in many other countries, ARAUCO delivers a superior level of customer service. This sales network, together with the company’s state-of-the-art global logistics system covering transportation, loading/unloading, storage and distribution, has earned ARAUCO a reputation for consistent availability and timely delivery the world over.

ARAUCO’s success is based on satisfying our customers with quality products and services while balancing the company’s needs with those of our employees, the environment, and the people who live near our facilities and plantations. This is the starting point for the responsible and efficient management of our natural resources, the occupational health and safety of our workers and our active contribution to social development and welfare in the communities in which we operate.

721,000 hectares of Plantation Forests
5 Pulp mills
8 Saw mills
3 Panel mills
5 Remanufacturing facilities

127,000 hectares of  Plantation Forests
1 Pulp mill
1 Saw mill
2 Panel mills
1 Remanufacturing facility

74,000 hectares of  Plantation Forests
3 Panels mills

68,000 hectares of Plantation Forests

Annual Capacity
Wood Pulp
3.2 million ADt

Sawn Timber
2.8 million m3

3.2 million m3

654 thousand m3/year

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