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All Tech ResinTM furniture is made using sheet goods manufactured by Trespa.

Trespa's policy focuses on two main points:

Minimizing environmental impact relating to the selection and use of raw materials in their production, use and disposal
Publicizing relevant information known about the effects of our products on the environment

 

The company's environmental protection strategy for all products includes:

 

Performing life cycle assessments
Increasing the life span of all products
Using regenerative raw materials
Using production waste as raw material
Establishing a return system for off-cuts
Developing a product-specific recycling technology
Using no color pigments containing heavy metals
Recovering energy by appropriate burning of panels off-cuts
Using computer programs to calculate how to cut panels to generate minimum waste
Providing planners and customers with information on reducing environmental impact during processing and use.

Raw Materials

Wood fibers used by Trespa come from fast-growing coniferous timber cultivated in European agricultural forests, which are continually renewed.

A new tree is planted for each one felled. Importantly, Trespa uses about 95 percent of each tree for production.

The Kraft paper used for Athlon also is produced from farmed timber forests. This process uses 60 percent of the timber, and the by-products are largely used for generating energy for the manufacturing process.

Some binding agents necessary to produce Trespa panels are produced from by-products generated by other production processes.  The binding agents are chemically inert phenol-based resins that link up with lignin molecules.  This means that no substances can be released into the atmosphere or water during use or recycling of Trespa panels.

Recycling

Trespa has developed special systems for the collection and acceptance of processing waste.  Now it is possible to use the recycled material either for energy recovery or as a basis for raw materials.

Waste that is not suitable for recycling, either because of its quantity or its location, can always be disposed of at a normal waste disposal site.  Trespa is classified as similar to household waste and does not have to be disposed of in any special way.

Trespa is active in commissioning studies from noted scientific institutes to help us keep improving the ecological aspects of our products.

The company reports relevant information about our products and processes to committees and advisory groups that are working on a definitive evaluation system for the environmental impact of building materials.  Additionally, Trespa participates in international activities for the standardization of environmental aspects in the production of building materials

 
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