Choosing wood for an indoor space should be a safe and responsible choice.
To ensure that this is indeed the case, the entire product design process should be
in harmony with nature.
The wood used in indoor spaces should not endanger the health of consumers. That means eliminating the use of certain potentially harmful additives like formaldehyde.
According to a study from the Indoor Air Quality Observatory in France, certain pollutants are only found inside home and their concentrations can be up to 15 higher inside than they are outside. These pollutants come from construction materials, coatings, furnishings and decorative items, cleaning products and more.
One indoor air pollutant, formaldehyde, is found in 100% of home. Traditionally, wood panels are made with an adhesive known as UF, a petrol-based resin that produces formaldehyde emissions.
Formaldehyde is the most common volatile organic compound in indoor air. It is an eye, nose and throat irritant recognized since 2004 by the WHO as a known carcinogen of the nasopharynx and nasal cavities.
The formaldehyde emissions from our bio-based resins are 10 times lower than those of UF composite panels (E1) and comparable to emissions from natural wood. With the plant-based Green-Ultimate solution, composite wood is as safe as a natural product.
Choosing wood for your interior must be a healthy and responsible decision and this requires for an entirely ecofriendly product design.
The urea-formaldehyde resin often found in composite wood panels contributes to a larger carbon footprint and therefore to global warming. Replacing it with eco-designed resin helps significantly reduce the environmental impact.
Evertree relies on a network of local sunflower and rapeseed producers to keep transport-related CO2 emissions to a minimum. To optimize these natural resources, the oilcakes resulting from cooking oil extraction are used to make our adhesive solutions.
We launched the Green by Evertree Project to transform practices in the composite wood industry. Our partners have committed to producing eco-designed products with no added formaldehyde in accordance with our stringent specifications.