Environmental Policy: Product Content
All of our public seating lines meet the requirements of the ANSI/BIFMA Emissions Standards M7.1.2011. Our beam-based products are low VOC and do not contribute to poor indoor air quality.
The MDF we use is made from recycled/recovered wood fibers rather than using new wood. We also have available a formaldehyde-free MDF option. Many of our upholstery choices are made of recycled fibers. When new wood is used in our table tops, Forest Stewartship Council (FSC) certified wood options are available.
Our products are designed and engineered to create and use a minimal amount of materials. The steel parts are powder coated, which enhances durability and life span of our furniture. We use only CFC-free cold cured foam in our seating lines. Our molding process creates minimal waste. We even re-use the upholstery off-cuts to protect your furniture while enroute.
At Arconas, recycling is an integral part of how we do business. All of our modular products can be easily disassembled and its component parts recycled. We reuse the carts that our beam furniture is shipped on, reducing the amount of packaging required. The cardboard and packing materials used in our packaging contains up to 60% recycled content and are 100% recyclable.
BiOH Polyols from Cargill
Who knew soybeans could make public seats more comfortable?
Arconas is pleased to become the first public-seating manufacturer to incorporate soy-based BiOH® polyols from Cargill. BiOH polyols give visitors and passengers the opportunity to rest comfortably on a more environmentally responsible choice. Soy-based BiOH materials replace up to 20% of the petroleum ingredients typically used in foam production.