Sandor Circularity Pavilion Showcases Sustainability at ARCHIDEX

Sandor bucks the sustainability trend with doors and furniture made of oil palm trunks, stirring awareness on the importance of repurposing waste into building materials and inspiring others to jump on board.

 “Timber is dwindling, and perhaps these oil palm trunks have the potential to be substitutes, offering high quality and affordable timber products for the domestic market and eventually the world,” said Sandor Managing Director George Yap.

Sandor’s booth at ARCHIDEX, called the Circularity Pavilion, was beautifully designed by Dekoda Principal, Dexter Koh who drew his inspiration from the ancient Colosseum, epitomising a commitment to sustainability, circular economy as well as its aspirations to achieve carbon net zero by 2050.

 “Sandor converts approximately 28 million oil palm trunks into door core and furniture – that’s 20 million tonnes of carbon otherwise emitted from the trunk waste because after 25 years the trees need to be cut down and replanted,” said Yap.

Sandor also has a buy-back programme to repurchase doors at the end of life, to upcycle the material.