The furnishings industry is currently facing challenges on two fronts: the environment and public health. First, it must meet the clear, ambitious objectives set by the European Commission to both cut CO2 emissions by 55% by the year 2030 and become carbon neutral by 2050. In addition, it must grapple with a serious public health issue: the fact that indoor air is eight times more polluted than outdoor air, with furnishings being a major culprit. Indeed, most furniture is made from processed wood panels that use 100% petrol-based resins which, in addition to adding to the carbon footprint of the finished product, also emit harmful VOCs like formaldehyde.
Evertree x Seripanneaux Deliver the Pioneering, Innovative Vision the Industry Has Been Waiting For
Evertree, the pioneering creator of the first plant-based resin made from sunflower and rapeseed, and Seripanneaux, a producer of high-quality particleboard, have developed the first 100% made-in-France, bio-based particleboard to respond to the challenges faced by the furnishings industry. “Our two companies are united by a desire to innovate, to promote local and sustainable industrial solutions and to anticipate market changes in order to deliver products that are better for human health and the environment,” explains Nicolas Masson, Chief Executive Officer of Evertree.
After several years spent researching and developing a high-performance plant-based resin and nine months of industrial collaboration between the two companies, high-performance, bio-based PANTair particleboard was born. The furnishings industry has been eagerly awaiting a product like this, as particleboard is used in 63% of all furniture manufactured for the European market. “Over the past few years, Seripanneaux and other panel manufacturers had tried to incorporate more environmentally-friendly resins into their processes but the conditions were not quite right. Now it is possible, thanks to Evertree’s comprehensive solution,” explains Manuel Pasquerault, Sales Director of Seripanneaux. “PANTair particleboard is a solution that meets the industry’s needs. How can you change everything without changing a thing? By making a panel that delivers the exact same quality and performance as those made with petrol-based resins while being better for human health and the environment.”
PANTair – An Industrial Revolution Rooted in Flowers and Forests
PANTair is making a name for itself in the furniture industry as the first 100% made-in-France, bio-based particleboard with no added formaldehyde or isocyanate (A+ indoor air quality rating) and made from locally sourced renewable resources. Combined with the MDF panel Evertree developed two years ago using these same bio-based resins, this innovation will revolutionize our kitchens, bathrooms, closets and children’s rooms and enable the furnishings industry in France and around the world to accelerate and expand its transition to greater environmental sustainability.