Green Cabinets ~ No Added Urea Formaldehyde (UF)
Healthy Homes ~ Healthy Families ~ Healthy Environment
No generation has ever been more aware of the impact we have on our environment, or of the impact our environment has on our bodies. At Wooden Concepts we are dedicated to manufacturing products that are not only environmentally friendly to our atmosphere, but also to our homes and families.
Indoor air quality has become a major concern in recent years. Depending on where you live, indoor air can be two to five times more polluted than the air outside, according the the EPA (Environmental Protection Agency). As recently as June 2011 the U.S. Government issued a warning on the health dangers of formaldehyde.
Now, more than ever, it is vital to the health of our families to ensure that the products we use in our homes are safe. Fortunately, today's technology provides many options for reducing the amount of carcinogens that we are exposed to on a daily basis. Our company has partnered with environmentally responsible vendors and committed ourselves to providing the least toxic, most environmentally sustainable products on the market today.
Our cabinets are built to meet LEED and CARB compliance standards and contain no added urea formaldehyde in any component.
Hardwood Products – Sustainability should always be the first consideration in our industry. All of our wood products are obtained from sources that are certified by the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), ensuring that the woods we use are grown and harvested in a manner that fosters environmental sustainability.
Plywood Products – We use Columbia Forest Products PureBond Hardwood Plywood exclusively in the construction of our cabinet boxes. PureBond Hardwood Plywood is produced using Formaldehyde-free technology to prevent off-gassing of toxic chemicals into your home. PureBond Hardwood Plywood is certified by the FSC and meets LEED and CARB guidelines. Additionally, Columbia Forest Products recycles its scrap material to fuel their furnaces, and residual materials are sold to others who use it for mulch and other products, further contributing to reducing negative impact on the environment.
Finishing Products – A high quality finish is a must in cabinetry applications. We have found Sher-Wood Kem Aqua Plus to be the ideal solution for responding to governmental regulations and ecological concerns. A Formaldehyde-free finish, Kem Aqua Plus provides excellent durability while maintaining the depth and warmth desired in a finished wood product. Kem Aqua Plus passes the strict testing requirements of the Kichen Cabinet Manufacturers Association (KCMA), so you can be confident that you are getting a high quality product without sacrificing the air quality in your home.
Adhesive Products – We use only Titebond III adhesive in the construction of our cabinets. Titebond III is a Low-VOC, ANSI/HPVA Type 1 water resistant adhesive that is FDA approved for indirect food contact.
PureBond® : Formaldehyde-free Hardwood Plywood Technology
Non-toxic technology. LEED® & CARB compliant. Cost competitive.
Sometimes, it's what you can't see that makes the biggest difference.
Winner, EPA's Greener Synthetic Pathways Challenge