Mangaris® is a registered brand of top quality hardwood decking line manufactured from naturally durable species such as Mangaris® Red (red balau), Mangaris® Diamond (merbau) and Mangaris® E·deck (plantation rubber wood). Mangaris® guarantees premium grade selection of material and quality assurance in production, offering 20 years warranty against rot and decay.
As the exclusive owner of Mangaris® brand, Tata Enterprises, Inc. is supported by 40 years of manufacturing experience of its founders, serving Japan, Europe, Canada, and US, and a complete line of production facilities in Indonesia. Having the expertise, reliable and cost effective manufacturing source, we are able to constantly focus on improving, developing and providing high quality wood products and services.
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This is the first time I’ve had a client light one our decks on fire, but what happened is very important and very cool. We built this Mangaris Diamond deck a few years ago and our client was refinishing the deck this week. He didn’t notice that he had missed one of the oily rags on a piece of newspaper sitting on the deck after he finished. Early the next morning when the sun hit it the oily rag heated up and combusted lighting itself, the newspaper and our deck on fire. This is where it gets interesting. A normal cedar or redwood deck would have caught on fire quickly and very likely would have caused the house to burn down as well…with our clients sleeping in the house. Instead our deck put the fire out by itself and allowed virtually no damage to the framing lumber below the deck (see photo 4). Mangaris is a hardwood similar to Ipe or Mahogany. It has a Class A Flame Spread rating (meaning it stops the spread of fire and puts the fire out without any assistance). In fact it has the highest fire rating of any wood. A score below 25 is Class A. Mangaris Red has a score of 20. Mangaris Diamond has a score of 5 (the major difference is due to the overload of tannins, like in wine, that prevent the fire from spreading). These photos show how amazing this kind of hardwood deck can be. This was essentially a perfect Flame Spread test and the deck came through with flying colors…and most importantly my clients are alive and safe and neither their deck nor home were burned down. Instead of hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of damage to fix the repair was simple, inexpensive, and now they already have their deck back. Call us if you have any questions about decking, fire ratings on decks or would like us to also build you a deck like this. Normally I wouldn’t post photos of a damaged deck, but this is something we are very proud of!
In 1980s the Indonesian Ministry of Forestry has set up a regulation system named Indonesian Wood Distribution System in order to ensure the legality and well managed resource.
In implementing the system the logs transported to the industries should be covered by a legal letter of Logs or Sawn-timber clarifying that it comes from the forest concessions who owned the Annual Allowable Harvesting Volume License before it is transferred to the industries. They have to pay Reforestation Fund and Forest Product Levy. In following the system, the industries are implementing the chain of custody system in Logs or Sawn-timber. Moreover, it is a mandatory that all industry’s activities should be audited by the Ministry of Forestry twice a year.
Considering of the above brief clarification, it is noted that Indonesian government has been aware of the importance of sustainable forest management and chain of custody. This shows their strong efforts to support the Indonesian sustainable development through the forestry sector.
As long as sustainable forest management is concerned, Indonesia has taken fundamental strides as follows:
1. The total of permanent natural forest of 112.2 million ha is set aside in accordance to the social-economic and ecological aspects of forest function to human being as follows:
2. The International institutions such as World Bank, and WWF realize the importance of Sustainable Forest Management (SFM) through certification system. This system is known as relatively a new concept. Therefore, the system and technical infrastructure are not available yet in developing countries. However, Indonesian Government is now preparing of implementing this system. The Indonesian progress in establishing conditions to achieve sustainable forest management (FSM) certificate can be described as follows,