Safer Finished Products

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.

Interior Spaces More Polluted Than Outdoor Spaces

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.

100 %
of homes contains
one indoor air pollutant
formaldehyde
0,10 ppm
is the European standard
for formaldehyde emissions,
10 times higher than natural wood
10 to 15 %
of a wooden board
composition is resin,
principaly urea formaldehyde

Formaldehyde Is Found in Every Home

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.

Reducing Formaldehyde to Improve Our Health

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.

Green Ultimate, a Formaldehyde-free Plant-based Adhesive

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.

Solutions for Environmental Challenges

Choosing wood for your interior must be a healthy and responsible decision and this requires for an entirely ecofriendly product design.

Plant-based resin delivers a carbon footprint that
is over 60 %
lower compared with UF resins.
1 tonne of CO2
is equivalent of producing one ton of UF resin

Bio-based Resin: An Eco-Friendly Solution

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.

Optimized Local Resources

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.

The Green by Evertree Project, Our Bio-based Commitment

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.