think particleboard of all sorts is toxic? You’re darn right. So check out X-Board

April 21, 2009 § 1 Comment

X-Board green and light substitute for plywood

Ever wondered why the furniture at IKEA was so light and looked so strong? While the vast majority of the other important furniture makers offers massive earth-unfriendly wood furniture or chemicals filled engineered wood, be it MDF, plywood, chipboard or OSB -does Urea-formaldehyde, Phenol-formaldehyde or Melamine-formaldehyde resins ring a bell?No? Than check it on wikipedia. It’ll be an eco-illuminating experience – Xanita are in the game with an eco-friendly, formaldehyde-free paper-based product that can replace aforementioned engineered wood as well as petroleum-based PVC materials, polypropylene, polystyrene and ABS sheeting.

The material is built by sandwiching a recycled honeycomb material between two layers of thick paper. The whole pack of materials used to build x-board is post-consumer, recycled paper waste, which showcases their eco-friendly vision.

Some companies are using X-Board to create cabinetry and furniture for homes. But x-board is more versatile than that: faced with wood veneer or even plywood it can be used for architectural structures, exhibition shelves, light walls and so on.

If you think of ordering x-board there’s a easter egg for you: shipping x-board structures by freight, the cost of transportation is calculated by the weight of the shipment not the size.

If you are interested in how paper honeycomb core boards are made check out this video of National Geographic’s visit in a Polish Ikea Factory:
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