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Durra Panel

Sustainable Ceiling and Wall Panel

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The History of Durra Panel

Through 8 decades of research and innovation, the story of Durra Panel is far-reaching and ever evolving. From humble beginnings as a thermal insulator in Sweden, to some of the biggest commercial projects in the country, take a look at how Australia’s most sustainable building material came to be.

Sustainable Manufacturing Process

Our manufacturing process combines heat and pressure to form a solid panel core. A natural polymer in the straw fibre is extracted during this process and acts as a natural binding agent. A water-based PVA glue is used to cover the panel in recycled Kraft liner paper. No additional chemical binding agents, glues or resins are added during the manufacturing process of our sustainable wall and ceiling panels. Our process also requires no water or gas, and produces zero toxic waste. Plus, Durra Panel can be recycled or composted at the end of its lifespan, making it one of the world’s most sustainable and eco-friendly building materials as it is 100% recyclable and 100% biodegradable. 

Doesn’t Contribute To Landfills

Around 9km of Durra Panel was used to create the partition walls in the Media Centre during the 2000 Sydney Olympics. Once the Olympics had finished, the panels were taken down, shredded in a mulcher, and then used as compost throughout gardens across Sydney. Because they are 100% biodegradable, Durra Panels don’t end up in landfills at the end of their lifespan, and can instead be used as compost or recycled and used again. This avoids contributing to the millions of tonnes of waste that end up in landfills across Australia each year.