DEBO® Compact Laminate Interior Grade are sheets consisting of layers of kraft papers impregnated with thermosetting resins, dried and bond together in a high pressure process. The exhaust air extracted from the drying is treated by regenerative thermal oxidation in which heat produced thereby is redirected back into the process. By executing this new production system in China, our plant can thus reduce its emissions by approxi- mately 6,000 tons of C02 per year.
The kraft papers we used are mostly recycled papers (also called “ regenerated papers”) which are from waste papers processed into “kraft papers". Meanwhile, we also use wood-based kraft papers in the raw core to achieve balance of the sheets. We source these raw materials from vendors certified according to the standards of FSC or PEFC. These standards ensure that the recycle content or wood is produced in compliance with international applicable rules for sustainable forestry. The laminates are cured and chemical inserted. However, the volatile organic compounds emission from the surface and the core are very low due to its bonding production technique. The panels do not contain limited substances that listed in the Candidate of Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) for authorization published by European Chemicals Agencu (ECHA) on and before 2017. Chips and shavings produced by processing (cutting and milling) are not hazardous to human health. This also means that waste can even be disposed of thermal without the emission of environmental toxins such as hydrochloric acid, organic chlorine compounds or dioxins. Principally, the waste must be disposed according to specific country laws and regulations.