Who we are and where do we get our reclaimed materials?

CREUSE represents the Creative Reuse of reclaimed and recycled materials. We are an offshoot brand initiated by Xcel Industrial Supplies Pte Ltd, a local manufacturer and provider of innovative pallet and packaging solutions to key industries in Singapore since 1992. XCEL has been an advocate for recycling and Zero-Waste in Singapore. Hence, instead of discarding, we would repair wooden pallets & crates that are in usable conditions, while those that are in severe conditions will be dismantled. This process provides XCEL with the reclaimed materials (including off-cuts) that will be upcycled into CREUSE projects.

Upcycling wooden materials may seem easy but it requires lots of time and effort! Here are the steps to complete an upcycled projects:

  1. Dismantling pallets and crates into loose planks and boards.

  2. Heat treatment for all reclaimed wooden materials.

  3. Custom cut to sizes depending on project requirements.

  4. Jointing of reclaimed planks (Compulsory process for bigger panels).

  5. Planning/Thicknessing.

  6. The initial process of sanding wooden materials.

  7. Assembly of project items.

  8. Finishing process of sanding wooden materials.

  9. Finishing coats​.

 

During the process of completing an upcycled project, all offcuts, wooden chips, shavings and sawdust do not go to waste! These precious materials are ground into smaller pieces which will be collected and compressed into biomass pellets for biomass energy. This is our commitment to Singapore’s Zero-Waste movement. ♻️

Take a look at some of our upcycled products below!