Environmental awareness towards sustainable development
Located in the heart of the Deux-Sèvres, in the middle of pastures, it is quite natural that EXTÉBOIS has sought to preserve its environment by minimising its impact on nature.
LIMITING THE CARBON FOOTPRINT
Thanks to local suppliers with whom EXTÉBOIS has formed genuine partnerships, the company limits the transport of goods or multi-site exchanges as much as possible, thus reducing its carbon footprint to a minimum.
Since 2016, EXTÉBOIS has been PEFC certified for all its products. This means that all the wood and HPL panels used in the production come from ecologically managed forests.
RECYCLABLE AND RECYCLED MATERIALS
EXTÉBOIS manufactures its plays only with recyclable and truly recycled materials!
It is class 4 autoclave pine treated with Wolmanit (certified CTB-B+). The pine used is PEFC certified, i.e., it comes from ecologically managed French forests. A large proportion of the wood scraps are recycled internally for product packaging and the wood chips are sorted and recycled as fuel in local brickworks and cement works.
These panels are made from recycled wood and cardboard. The off-cuts and sawdust are sorted and recycled as fuel.
The steel used, stainless or galvanised, is entirely recyclable. The waste resulting from machining is sorted and recycled by a specialised company. It is transformed and reused in the manufacture of new steel parts.
The aluminium used is fully recyclable. The waste resulting from machining is sorted and recycled by a specialised company. It is transformed and reused in the manufacture of new aluminium parts.
EXTÉBOIS uses as much recyclable material as possible in the manufacture of its packaging: Wooden pallets and cardboard are the main materials used. This includes wood recycled internally and cardboard from the packaging of supplier deliveries - nothing is lost at EXTÉBOIS!
The wood finishes used are water-based, which guarantees very low VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions. This guarantees zero health risks for the operators who apply them and real convenience in use. Similarly, once applied, these stains do not emit any solvents.
The paints for steel and aluminium parts are made of 100% dry extract polyester powder. This means that they do not contain any solvents. They are applied by baking in ovens, which makes them very hard and durable.