Green Products & Processes
Integrated Wood Components Inc. (IWCI) covers the market with a wide variety of wood products that span multiple categories, including Point of Purchase, Contract Furniture and Furniture Components. It is our goal to make a better world through safe and sustainable products and processes.
Our portfolio proudly boasts numerous environmentally friendly products today. That number we intend to grow thanks to life cycle analysis and ongoing research and development that will lead to even more safe and sustainable products.
IWCI does not just purchase from suppliers—“we enter into partnerships”. These partnerships not only ensure that IWCI will be sustainable—but ensure that our suppliers and the local forest industry operate on a sustainable basis.
Composite Wood Panels
Manufacturing from residual wood waste materials enables our industry to use more than 95% of the tree. We use 100% recovered and/or recycled wood material to make our products. Our composite wood panels are made up of pre-consumer and post-consumer recycled fibre and recovered fibre. As defined by the Composite Panel Association’s Environmentally Preferable Products (EPP) Program Specifications.
Water Based Paintline
Recently IWCI made a major investment by changing it’s roller coat paint line to provide improved coating that is free of Melamine, Solvents, Lead, and Formaldehyde emissions. This coating is compliant with California Air Resources Board (CARB) and Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) products.
Edgebanding & Lamination
We now offer All our products with a recycled Edgebanding. We purchase surplus and recycled PVC from various sources (normally destined for landfill sites) and laminate our own matching end cuts and butt rolls to the PVC to make a durable and exact matching edge finish to our face laminated materials. We use totally solvent free epoxies in all of our laminating processes which is compliant with LEED and CARB products.
Recycled Packaging Materials
Our corrugated packaging materials are routinely made up of 100% recycled content. 100% post consumer waste is able to be recovered for recycling. Our Paper suppliers state of the art mills only manufacture 100% recycled linerboard and medium from old corrugated containers (OCC). Additionally, our paper suppliers are certified to either the Sustainable Forestry Initiative® (SFI) and/or the Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC).