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Easthampton, MA, United States, 2009/11/05 - Treefrog Veneer, which markets and distributes real wood veneer laminates for commercial interiors has received FSC certification and is now marketing its FSC Collection of veneer laminates - TreefrogVeneer.com / TreefrogFSC.com.
Treefrog Veneer, which offers a complete selection real wood veneer laminates, has achieved Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain of custody certification (COC #006650). This allows Treefrog Veneer to offer its customers FSC-certified products. The company recently began offering an FSC Collection featuring FSC certified veneer faces on its pre-finished veneer laminates.
Treefrog FSC Collection
Treefrog FSC Collection (treefrogfsc.com) features five new real wood veneer laminates featuring FSC-certified wood veneers. The veneers, Wengé FSC, Black Oak FSC, Mahogany FSC, Zebrawood FSC and Ebony FSC, are based on popular veneers in Treefrog’s existing collection. They are available now in 4 x 8 foot sheets from Treefrog Veneer and its distributors.
Treefrog and the Environment
Treefrog features composite, or engineered wood. This process sustainably harvests more commonly occurring, fast-growing plantation–grown Italian and African Ayous to create the look, feel and warmth of more exotic and, oftentimes, threatened tree species without having to actually harvest these potentially threatened tree species.
With Treefrog FSC Collection, the company takes it one step further, using fast growing, renewable, FSC-certified Italian Poplar as the base wood.
Treefrog is manufactured in Italy by ALPI, a company recognized as a leader in engineered wood. The products are certified E1, which equates to the lowest level of formaldehyde release recognized by European standards.
Treefrog is a collection of over 50 pre-finished exotic real wood veneer laminates, available in the United States in 4 by 8 foot sheets with an HPL Backer for installation ease. The company also offers unfinished paper-backed veneer options.
Treefrog features composite, or engineered wood to create a more consistent veneer selection standard laminate sizes. This unique process allows for a consistent veneer selection, in design spaces of any size. Plus, Treefrog is pre-finished, which makes the fabrication process simpler and more
FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world’s forests.
Established in 1993, FSC is a certification system that provides internationally recognized standard-setting, trademark assurance and accreditation services to companies, organizations, and communities interested in responsible forestry. The FSC label provides a credible link between responsible production and consumption of forest products, enabling consumers and businesses to make purchasing decisions that benefit people and the environment as well as providing ongoing business value. FSC is nationally represented in more than 50 countries around the world.
Treefrog Veneer (treefrogveneer.com) received its FSC certification through SGS. For Treefrog, SGS certified that Treefrog’s receiving, inventory, storage, billing, and shipping processes met FSC’s protocols for accurately distinguishing FSC and non-FSC material. Worldwide accredited by The Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), SGS provides an unrivalled team of qualified lead auditors who have extensive forestry knowledge and ISO 9000 / 14001 auditor qualification – to deliver the most meaningful and professional audits, and assist companies in meeting their objectives where possible.