Palmholz Co., Ltd. supports the effective use of OPT (oil palm trunk; oil palms are a common crop in Malaysia and other countries).

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Case Studies of Construction Applications of OPT

Here are some examples of construction using OPT.

  • KKR Gero Shirasagi (Gero City, Gifu Prefecture)

    Using compressed Japanese cypress as a surface for OPT, the surface retains the feeling of the Japanese cypress and the OPT is bonded to it as a single piece, creating the luxurious feeling of solid Japanese cypress. It is used in the bridge in the inn’s garden and indoor washstand. As an outdoor bridge over water, this location is the worst conditions for wood products, but already it has seen three years of issue-free use.

  • Nagoya University of Economics (Inuyama City, Aichi Prefecture)

    Using OPT surfaced with compressed cedar creates the feeling of cedar on the surface. The cores of benches installed outside the university use OPT. This is different from using 100% cedar wood increasing strength and reducing cost by half.

Case Studies of Applications of the same Technologies as OPT

These case studies are not OPT but use the same technology and can be used for OPT as well.

  • Toyota City Hall (Toyota City, Aichi Prefecture)

    Using compressed cedar as a surface material creates the feeling of cedar on the surface. This is different from using 100% cedar increasing wear durability strength threefold and reducing cost by half.

  • Fukiage Library (Hioki City, Kagoshima Prefecture)

    Using compressed cedar as a surface material creates the feeling of cedar on the surface and triples wear resistance. This is different from using 100% cedar increasing wear strength and reducing cost by half.

  • Aya Teruha Dome (Higashi Morokata District, Miyazaki Prefecture)

    Using compressed cedar as a surface material creates the feeling of cedar on the surface. This is different from using 100% cedar increasing wear strength and reducing cost by half. Increasing strength allows even sports that put significant load on the floor such as wheelchair basketball.

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