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Natural and sustainable resources

The development of DRT relies on the natural resources provided by pine forests. To meet increasing demand in terms of quality and quantity, DRT adopts a strategy of continual diversification in the sourcing of raw materials, by using plant resources and by recycling coproducts.

Pine, a unique raw material

Whether for pine tapping or making paper pulp, man has exploited pine trees for centuries. Throughout its life cycle, the pine tree produces a resin which, when distilled, produces the essence of turpentine and rosin necessary for making terpene and resin derivatives. Pine trees do not drain soil and are well adapted to dry soil which is poor in nutrients. The land only needs one year “off” to restart its cycle.

Using co-products from the paper industry

DRT recycles paper industry coproducts to produce natural essences, soaps and tall oil used in the manufacture of resin and terpene derivatives. With experience, DRT has gained valuable knowledge in the recovery of these coproducts and can now provide its technical expertise to paper industry partners around the world.

Sustainable management of resources

In an effort to secure independent supply, DRT operates a concession of several thousand hectares of pine trees in Madagascar. Reforestation is a top priority for DRT whose team leads vast campaigns and programs to replant the forests.

More than ever convinced of the need to sustain natural resources, the company is also involved locally in pine tapping operations. Partnering with local producers, DRT works to improve the pine species, develop activators, promote the use of the EUROGEM tapping technique and optimize product quality, among other initiatives.

Pine sustainable cycle

Pine sustainable cycle