Tree Frog Forestry News

What’s our sustainability story? ‘Waste wood made good’

By Kenn Busch
Woodworking Network
November 7, 2019
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: United States

…We – North America’s producers of particleboard, MDF and decorative TFL panels – are, literally, the core of today’s furniture materials. It’s safe to say that you’ll find particleboard or MDF in every single building and furniture line produced in the last 50 years.  …Composite wood panels begin life as a recycled product. When trees are harvested for lumber and flooring, half of that wood fiber is left on the forest floor. We use over 99 percent of that leftover fiber in our panels. The tiny bit still left over becomes fuel for heating our plants and kilns. …Composite wood panels store more carbon than is released in its production. …Our panels release less formaldehyde than natural wood, or a bowl of fruit. …Designing and building with composite wood decorative panels truly makes the world a better place. We are waste wood made good. We are climate positive now. 

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