Materials

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Rattan (general)

A climbing palm with over 600 species that grows in tropical regions of Asia and Africa.

Also known as ‘wicker’

Rattans growth habit (it clings to other trees) and potential as a NTFP (non timber forest product) can encourage sustainable forest practices that protect exiting vegetation. 

Rattan is a biodegradable, renewable resource. Rattan harvesting leaves a small environmental footprint when forests are managed sustainably. 

Products made with rattan use less energy and emit less C02 and other harmful emissions compared to products made with synthetic materials.  

 
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Rattan Core

3 mm round weaving material processed from the centre (core) of larger rattan poles. Pale blond in colour with uniform diameter and texture. This material will develop a honey patina over time with exposure to light. Suitable for indoor use only.

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Rattan Pulut / Rattan Slimit

An unprocessed rattan species with hard outer skin. 3 to 4mm in diameter, the colour naturally varies from pale oak to tan. With an outer skin this species is one of the most resilient weaving materials available. Suitable for indoor use only.

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Rattan Poles

A common term used to describe various species of larger diameter rattan. Sizes range from 8mm to 40mm in diameter. Pale blond in colour with uniform diameter and texture. This material will develop a honey patina over time with exposure to light. Suitable for indoor use only.

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Polyethylene Core

3mm round synthetic rattan made from polyethylene (PE). Although polyethylene contains UV stabilisers some fading will occur with prolonged outdoor use. Suitable for both indoor and outdoor use or applications with a high incidence of spills. Polyethylene can be recycled.