World’s First Carbon-Neutral Ground Protection: Eucalyptus Timber Mats by World Forest Group

World Forest Timber Mats

Low impact, cost effective timber mats that meet decarbonization goals through superior strength, standardization, safety, sustainability, and carbon offsets HOUSTON, Oct. 12, 2021 – World Forest Group (WFG) announced that as of August 1, 2021 all of its environmentally friendly, completely renewable Eucalyptus timber, crane, and access mats are now carbon neutral. Used to protect … Read more

Did You Lose Thousands (or millions) Last Year In Matting By Not Asking This Question?

The question is: “What’s the performance spec?” Most users specify size, not a performance requirement. That’s costing you money. That might have worked 30 years ago when mats were made of one species, were true to size, and had no defects. It doesn’t work now: Most mats are made of many different species, they’re thinner … Read more

How to Destroy a Eucalyptus Mat

Summary We almost figured out how to destroy World Forest Group’s Eucalyptus timber mats. Start with mats that have been scraped and flipped 250 times, and dropped three times for product testing, then subject the same mats to 8000+ trips, five moves, and 565 million pounds of traffic over the course of a year. We … Read more

Why Power Line and Renewables Users are Turning to Eucalyptus Mats

Introduction Some years ago, a large EPC asked us, “Can you make us a Eucalyptus timber mat that can replace our mixed hardwood and CLTs? They just don’t last longer than 6-12 months.” You might be facing the same problems and seeking alternative matting solutions which balance price, lifespan, and sustainability.* Contractors and EPCs have … Read more

Solar Power World Features #ABetterTimberMat

“What differentiates solar EPCs from each other is execution on the ground rather than access to solar hardware. They control what they can. That means getting people and resources in and out quickly, safely and executing efficiently. With matting, solar EPCs have a competitive advantage instead of being left with risk and possible cost overruns … Read more

FREEZE!

Summary: We popped our Eucalyptus timber mats into a refrigerated container for 60 hours and tested the mats for the effect of rapid freezing from 25º Celsius to minus 25º Celsius and rapid thawing after the freeze test. Conclusion: No change in measured mat integrity. Here’s a summary: We tested a total of 12 standard … Read more

Right-Sizing Mat Purchases – Backup Data

Summary: Over the last year, forward-looking customers have analyzed mat requirements by using strength characteristics rather than dimension. These customers have discovered they can get the same quality mat but at lower cost by using a Eucalyptus timber mat with greater shear and bending strength, generating significant operational savings. Read the Introduction and Specific Solutions. … Read more

Right-Sizing Mat Purchases – Specific Solutions

World Forest Timber Mats

Summary: Over the last year, forward-looking customers have analyzed mat requirements by using strength characteristics rather than dimension. These customers have discovered they can get the same quality mat but at lower cost by using a Eucalyptus timber mat with greater shear and bending strength, generating significant operational savings. Read the Introduction. Specific Solutions: Here … Read more