5 Reasons we love plywood
With a recent report suggesting that the global plywood market will grow at 9.7% annually between now and 2023, plywood is increasingly being recognised for the wonderful, versatile material that it is.
This week on the blog we’re sharing five reasons why you shouldn’t look any further than plywood for your next kitchen project:
2. Plywood is environmentally friendly
There may be a huge focus on reducing single-use plastics at the moment, but more and more we’re finding that consumers are looking for other ways to limit the impact they’re having on the planet. They’re becoming more mindful of the fact that the things we buy and use are created from valuable resources and will at some point become obsolete and need to be disposed of.
That’s why choosing materials, such as plywood, that are produced from sustainable sources makes real sense. Our Finnish birch plywood is farmed specifically for commercial use so we can be sure that we’re not contributing to the destruction of natural forests in the making of our products.
This makes it the perfect choice for architects or builders looking to produce eco-friendly homes as well as renovators who are concerned with making environmentally friendly choices.
Find out more about choosing a sustainable kitchen.
4. Plywood can contribute to a healthy home
In a recent blog post we explored the topic of VOCs, looking at what they are, whether we need to worry about them and what we can do to reduce levels in our homes. In short, VOCs are toxins that are released from many materials and products that we use in our homes. Many of these have been proven to have both short and long-term health effects.
As people become increasingly aware of the fact that gases inside their homes could be having an impact on their family’s wellbeing they are starting to search for less toxic, lower VOC options.
Thanks to the engineering processes and adhesives used, plywood has been proven to be a healthier option. In fact, our birch plywood kitchens have recently undergone rigorous toxicity tests to identify VOCs such as formaldehyde and were found to have some of the lowest levels on the market.