Woodsafe and Backegards build The Forest at World Expo1 October 2021
On site at World Expo2020 in Dubai, two Swedish companies – Woodsafe Timber Protection and Backegards have built an exhibition hall called “The Forest”. The spectacular wood construction landmark, situated in the Sustainability Area at the Expo, will be accessible to the public at the grand opening on October 1. The Expo then continues until March 31, 2022.
Since 2011 Woodsafe and Backegards have combined their expertise into one common concept, which they call ALL-in-ONE. Woodsafe contributes its state-of-the-art knowledge in passive fire retardant treatments, while Backegards has the experience needed to produce various wooden products that incorporate the flame retardant treatment.
Woodsafe said its contribution to The Forest is its way of introducing the ALL-in-ONE concept to a broader market.
“In The Forest you may experience wood knowledge that has been developed for centuries,” said Daniel Pesic marketing manager at Woodsafe Timber Protection. “To this knowledge we have added flame-retardant know-how and combined the two into fire-safe products with the same visual appearance as standard wood products. In The Forest, you may experience, see, touch and understand the ALL-in-ONE concept and its unique traits.
“Many regions and industries have great expectations on new ways to build in wood on a larger scale in their business plans. The Forest in World Expo, Dubai, is the perfect platform to meet and further investigate the enormous opportunities that wooden construction products in combination with enhanced fire properties can enable.
“The opportunity to meet people in different industries and use the Expo2020 as a platform for business development and innovation is fantastic, we are very excited about that,” continued Mr Pesic.”The ALL-in-ONE concept will contribute the knowledge needed for enabling the increased use of wood, aiming at a more sustainable building sector. We will also put the construction products together and thus be a reliable and experienced partner for architects, developers and contractors throughout the building project from start to end. We hope our appearance in The Forest will be the start of long-term relations with new partners on new markets.”