Scientific Certification Systems Recognizes KAYU International, Inc. with Forest Stewardship Council™ Chain of Custody Certification

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January 20, 2014 – Tualatin, Oregon – KAYU International, Inc. announced that is has earned Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC) Chain of Custody certification from Scientific Certification Systems, one of the world’s leading FSC certifiers and one of FSC’s founding members.  FSC provides third-party certification confirming that materials sold as FSC certified are harvested from well-managed […]

Teak vs. Yellow Balau

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Yellow Balau (Bangkirai) and Teak are exotic hardwoods similar in many ways.   They both boast a rich, golden brown color and have a high oil content making both hardwoods very durable and resistant to the elements, insects, twisting and warping.  Because of the density of both species, Teak and Yellow Balau are popular choices […]

100% Lacey Act Compliant Decking

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KAYU International believes wood is one of Earth’s most precious resources and strictly enforces limited, selectively logged harvesting.  All of our hardwood is imported from Malaysia and Indonesia, countries which are leaders in sustainable forestry practices. KAYU holds the chain of custody for all loads and can supply at any time.  In addition to the […]

Yellow Balau vs. Teak

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Yellow Balau (also known as Bangkirai) and Teak are similar in many ways, both having a rich, golden brown color and high oil content making both hardwoods very durable and resistant to the elements, insects, warping and twisting.  Due to their extremely high density, both Teak and Yellow Balau are popular choices for outdoor furniture, […]

KAYU on the Environment

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KAYU International, Inc. believes wood is one of the world’s most essential resources and is devoted to operating solely in countries that enforce strict environmental policies. There are many misconceptions that logging is equivalent with clear cutting or deforestation. Deforestation occurs when every tree in an area is removed and converted into non forest land […]

KAYU Hardwood vs. Composite Decking

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There are many reasons why KAYU Hardwood Decking is a superior choice to composite decking for your new outdoor living space. This article describes just a few reasons why making the choice between a beautiful KAYU Hardwood Deck and a synthetic deck is much easier than you may have previously thought. Composite Decking is Not […]