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OH, I DO LIKE TO BE BESIDE THE SEASIDE


Kebony AS has unveiled its contribution to the new £27million Mary Rose museum. After its award-winning alternative to tropical hardwood and toxic-treated wood was selected as the material of choice for the museum’s decking.


The Mary Rose museum is an important monument to the UK’s maritime history, housing many of the 19,000 artefacts that were retrieved from the hull of the Mary Rose, which was raised from the seabed in 1982. The building is designed to complement the shape and design of the Mary Rose and to reflect the significance of the site. The historical treasure, in the heart of Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, was launched in 1511 and saw 34 years of service as Henry VIII’s warship, before sinking in 1545. The building’s opening coincides with the final phase of the ship’s conservation, which when complete will preserve the ship for the next 70,000 years.


An appropriate choice, Kebony wood is sustainable, environmentally-friendly,


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non-toxic, easily- maintained, resistant to decay and fully complaint with the EU Timber Legislation. Its impressive durability and long lifespan in harsh climates makes Kebony the perfect choice for this new harbour-side landmark. Kebony is also beautifully aesthetic and will evolve over time to achieve a silver-grey patina, perfectly complementing of its marine setting.


Kebony’s patented modification methods are the result of many years of research and development in Norway, Sweden and Canada. They are also based on collaborations with universities and institutes in Germany, the Netherlands, the USA and South Africa, including the Norwegian Institute of Wood Technology, the


Norwegian Forest and Landscape Institute, the SP Technical Research Institute of Sweden, SHR Timber Research in the Netherlands, and the University of New Brunswick and Woodtech in Canada.


“The Mary Rose, was launched in 1511 and saw 34 years of service as Henry VIII’s warship, before sinking in 1545.”


In 1997, Kebony was founded to develop and commercialise the technology, termed ‘Kebonization.’ A pilot production facility opened in 2003 and from 2004 to 2007, Kebony delivered products to multiple large


high profile construction projects in Norway.


Kebony has been widely recognised for its green credentials. The company received Deloitte’s Fast 50 Award, was cited as one of the top 50 companies that could change our world in 2010 and a CNBC top 25 creative European Company.


In recognition of its revolutionary approach, Kebony was twice acknowledged as one of the world’s most promising clean technology companies in the highly competitive Global Cleantech 100. Other accolades received by the company include being shortlisted for the Ethical Corporation Responsible Business 2013 Awards and longlisted in The Guardian’s 2013 Sustainable Business Award. Kebony has also been recognised for its


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