Södra certifies cladding

Södra’s sawmill at Långasjö has been certified by Swedish Wood for the production of certified pre-painted cladding (Swedish: Certifierad Målad Panel, CMP). CMP is a guarantee for quality-assured and factory-painted external cladding panels.

A certified CMP supplier must meet the requirements and guidelines issued by Swedish Wood.

“CMP means that suppliers can guarantee the quality of their processing, finishing, paint systems and raw material. The certification mark means that each panel can be traced – that we know where it comes from and how it has been treated along the way. CMP represents a quality-assured panel, a product with a “stamp of quality” and a guarantee that the product is as good as it gets. And a sustainable choice for external cladding”, said Fredrik Gustavson, Sales Director, Södra Wood Scandinavia,

All stages of the CMP production process are documented to enable panel traceability and guarantee top quality. The paints used in CMP production processes are tested and approved by accredited third-party organisations to meet the requirements of applicable standards and regulations. The paints have been formulated for exterior wood surfaces and applied under optimum conditions, using the right amount of paint to ensure a long service life and uniform results.

Södra began producing primed cladding at its sawmill in Långasjö in 2013. The painted cladding has been – and still is – a success, and sales are rising sharply every year. CMP is taking Södra to the next stage of this development.

“We see CMP as a product of the future that minimises the time spent on design and installation, reduces the need for maintenance over the service life of the facade, and cuts total costs. A huge benefit is that it can be installed at any time of the year. That helps to promote timber as a construction material in Sweden. Sustainable and functional options are important for adapting to climate change,” said Fredrik Gustavson.

For comments: 
Fredrik Gustavson, Sales Director, Södra Wood Scandinavia,
Tel: +46 (0)72 – 23 51 103

Press contact:
Södra’s Pressroom, +46 (0)470 – 890 90

Södra was founded in 1938 and is the largest forest-owner association in Sweden, with a membership of more than 50,000 forest owners. We engage in modern and responsible forestry, and operate state-of-the-art mills in which we process our raw material. Through value-generating relationships and a long-term approach, Södra is leading the way for the next generation of forestry. 

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Södra was founded in 1938 and is the largest forest-owner association in Sweden, with a membership of more than 50,000 forest owners. Södra is also an international forest industry Group, with 3,600 employees. A balance between production efficiency and nature conservation guides everything that we do. We produce timber, interior wood products, paper and textile pulp, and green energy. We use every part of the tree, and are always looking to develop new products from this fantastic, renewable raw material. Södra is one of the leading European suppliers of pulp for the global market, and has one of the largest sawmill operations in Sweden. Through value-generating relationships and a long-term approach, Södra is leading the way for the next generation of forestry.

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