Situated in the rich eastern border town of Mutare, is Manica Boards & Doors (PVT) Ltd the country’s sole manufacturer of world class quality fibreboard branded “Zimtex”. Established over two decades ago, the factory produces 40 000 cubic metres of quality hardboard per annum and other various related board products.
The manufacturing plant produces board from the renewable resource, eucalyptus timber, which is grown in abundance, and natured in the region’s forests. The fibreboard is hardboard produced from timber which has been reduced to ligno-cellulose fibres, wet-felted and hot pressed. The production process utilizes latest techniques which capitalise on the natural bonding agents already present in the wood thereby eliminating the need for artificial bonding materials. No other chemicals are used in the process making Zimtex safe and completely non toxic material. The product is thus strong and environmentally friendly.