Extira is a Green Product

OVERVIEW

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With the Earth’s natural resources in limited supply, choosing products that are manufactured responsibly is more important than ever. Extira uses sustainable products throughout its production processes, has initiated energy saving programs in its facilities, and has earned third-party certification for no added urea formaldehyde and the use of recycled content in its products. Extira products also contribute to industry green building programs.

 

COMPLIES WITH CARB

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Extira panels are acknowledged by the California Air Resources Board’s (CARB) Airborne Toxic Control Measure (ATCM) 93120 to utilize exempt status ultra-low emitting formaldehyde (ULEF) resins.

 

NO ADDED UREA FORMALDEHYDE

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Extira has no added urea formaldehyde. This is certified by Scientific Certification Systems under certificate number SCS-NAUF-01802.

Through repeated testing by the Composite Panel Association (CPA), Extira has demonstrated formaldehyde emissions equivalent to background levels found in the environment.

 

 

 

SUSTAINABLE MATERIALS

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No old growth wood is used in the manufacture of Extira panels. They are made from wood that is of no commercial timber value and is the byproduct of other operations. This leftover wood is also detrimental to the overall vitality of the forest.

– All wood comes from an area within a 150 mile radius of the Towanda, PA production facility.

– 100% northern hardwoods are used, which includes maple, beech, oak and other species.

Extira panels are treated with zinc borate, an EPA-registered biocide and a naturally occurring earth mineral that is environmentally safe and ensures protection against termites.

 

CONTRIBUTES TO INDUSTRY GREEN PROGRAMS

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Extira contributes to industry programs such as LEED® 2009 for Commercial Interiors, LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovations, LEED for Homes and the National Green Building StandardTM.