What makes PureBond® hardwood plywood "green"?
PureBond® technology is a soy-based, no VOC alternative to toxic, formaldehyde-based
resins. In other words, PureBond® replaces a toxic substance
with a completely non-toxic substance. Additionally, PureBond®
can be specified as FSC-certified, making it good for you and the planet.
What is FSC® certified?
The Forest Stewardship Council™ is a global organization that has established a wood
certification program that classifies and distinguishes sustainable forestry practices
and sustainably made wood products. Their criteria take into account many factors
including social, economic, and environmental concerns.
What is a VOC?
A naturally occurring gas which can be released from many common household products.
These gasses have recently come under serious scrutiny as they are found to be irritating,
harmful and sometimes carcinogenic to humans. Formaldehyde is a VOC commonly found
in pressed wood products, as well as in many other products throughout your home.
What is Indoor Air Quality and why is it important?
IAQ is a term commonly used by groups such as the EPA to describe the air conditions
within our homes, offices and schools. Indoor air can be 2-5 times more polluted
than outside air - a real issue when you consider that we spend the majority of
our lives indoors. Asthma, upper respiratory tract infections, nausea, dizziness,
and memory impairment are minimal symptoms associated with poor indoor air quality.
More serious effects include hypersensitivity pneumonitis, humidifier fever, heart
disease, respiratory disease and cancer.
Where do I find PureBond®?
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Does PureBond® cost more?
Panel for panel PureBond® is cost-neutral when compared to our discontinued,
urea formaldehyde-based hardwood plywood line.
Where can I learn more about VOC's, green materials, and my home?
- CDC, Centers for Disease Control
- EPA, U.S. Environmental Protection
- IARC, International Agency for
Research on Cancer
- HUD, U.S. Department of Housing
and Urban Development
- CARB, California Air Resources
- FSC®, Forest Stewardship Council™
- More Frequently Asked Questions on our site
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