Christiana Cabinetry’s Green Statement
Management has been pursuing environmentally, ecologically friendly products, and manufacturing practices long before they have been socially fashionable. Having been involved in agriculture, we realize just how important it is to conserve our natural resources so that they will be available to provide a way of life for the next generation. Careful research of available materials and manufacturing methods is paramount to maintaining a green manufacturing lifestyle.
Christiana Cabinetry is also CARB 93120 – Phase 2 compliant for formaldehyde. Although Phase 1 is currently the only CARB requirement in place, we believe it is imperative to offer the safest product to our clients all the time. Phase 2 compliance allows us to exceed all of CARB’s current hazardous emission regulations for the state of California. At less than .05 ppm emissions, you can be sure you’re getting the safest product possible for your home.
- Source lumber from managed forests wherever possible
- Avoid using any materials from the endangered species list
- Avoid using any lumber that would deplete the rainforests
- Use reclaimed lumber upon request.
- Use domestically grown and manufactured poplar plywood cores (the origin of imported plywood cores cannot be authenticated)
- The glue (PureBond®) used in our plywood is 100% formaldehyde free; visit www.columbiaforestproducts.com for further information on PureBond®
- Cabinetry interior is maple, which is domestically grown.
- Use HAPS & formaldehyde free finishes in our production process
- Constantly investigating the utilization of water-bourne coatings in our finishing process, presently we have not found any to perform consistently in the many multi-step processes that are offered
- Two-component finishing pump mixes only the necessary quantity for finishing, avoiding unnecessary product losses
- All finish waste materials are disposed of thru incineration.
- All cardboard, paper, and wood waste is recycled into mulch
- Use recycled paper in the office (copy paper, paper towels, etc.)
- Sawdust is utilized by local farmers