Green business furnitureApril 1st, 2009 by H&R | Categories: products
The CN Business Furniture Group has launched 100% eco-friendly furniture, positioning them as the only South African office furniture company using “green” board.
To deliver truly eco-conscious products, CN had to source a new kind of material for the job and began searching for a partner who could supply it with the necessary, sustainable resources. As a result, CN secured the exclusive rights to import eco-friendly, laminate board from one of the world’s leading melamine-faced chipboard and medium-density fibreboard (MDF) manufacturers in Germany.
This CN-exclusive license allows it to produce and market a range of furniture that has a list of environmental qualities, going a long way towards reducing its overall carbon footprint. Perhaps the most exciting of these is the E1 certification of the board, which confirms a low formaldehyde content, making it ideal for use in any office and working environment.
Robbie Bergh, CN group MD, says most of the board currently used in local office furniture manufacture, does not comply with E1 standards. To be globally competitive, this is the minimum basic criterion that companies should adhere to.
“Equally exciting is the fact that the laminate is made from 100% sustainable forests and for every tree cut for the production of the board, at least two more are planted. This imported product is independently certified and contains a minimum of 50% sustainably managed timber,” says Bergh.
The beech content of the board, which sits at 30%, limits warping and strengthens the overall offering of the product, making it ideal to use in a wide variety of applications.
The new imported board will be used in the manufacturing of desking, pedestals, and storage units, which make up the majority of ranges marketed by CN Business Furniture and made at its factory in Cape Town.
“We offer a wide range that caters to our customer’s different needs and preferences and the new ‘green range’ is no exception. The new CN finishes give the product a realistic veneer appearance, far more so than locally supplied board, and includes light and dark oak and a tobacco cherry colour, as well as three exotic finishes and two plain colours. All of the colours can be perfectly matched with the PVC impact edging used by the Group. Another plus is that the products can all be integrated with other CN product ranges,” says Bergh.
Bergh believes that environmentalism is not only a government or community issue; it’s a business issue too. With these ideals, CN is adopting environmentally conscious practices in all its operations.
CN also designs and enables intelligent, energising workspaces.
For further information on CN Business Furniture, visit www.cnonline.co.za or contact Sabrina O’Hagan on 27 11 807 9771.
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Contact: Sabrina O’Hagan on (011) 807-9771