Swiss Krono pushes new limits on eco-friendly panels

12 September 2019

Global decorative panel manufacturer Swiss Krono has launched a wood panel using bio-based adhesives that it says is setting new standards on emissions.

The furniture grade BE.YOND particleboard product is billed as having an emission level equivalent to natural trees, with the aim of improving indoor air quality.

The product, available in all 158 decors in the Swiss Krono One World Collection, is being made exclusively available in the UK through Krono Swiss’ long-standing nationwide distribution partner IDS.

BE.YOND is made from a minimum of 98% natural wood materials, with the no added formaldehyde board incorporating Ecosynthentix, a bio-based adhesive system during its manufacture.

Featuring only the naturally re-occurring formaldehyde traces in the wood itself of just 0.01 part per million (ppm), it exceeds all other legislation currently in place in any other country, including the superior levels set by Japan at 0.03 ppm and the new legislation being introduced in Germany in 2020 set at 0.05ppm.

Krono Swiss says the product also exceeds CARB phase two standards, improving Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (green building certification) levels and boards can also be supplied with FSC and PEFC certification.

“BE.YOND takes green credentials in furniture manufacturing to a whole new level and we are very proud to be at the forefront of this innovation for the UK market through our exclusive distribution partnership,” said Dave Huggins, business development director at IDS.