NOVA's Earth Day/Every Day Commitment to the Environment

Posted by Jerry Doll on Tue, Apr, 22, 2014 @ 09:04 AM

ID 10049843NOVA Solutions takes our environmental accountability seriously with regards to our daily processes and products we produce.  It is our corporate responsibility to our employees, customers, and community.  We maintain the highest sensitivity and follow-through in preserving our natural resources today, and more importantly, for our future generations.

We have chosen suppliers that share this same commitment. Particleboard, the foundation of our furniture design, is manufactured from 100% recycled post-industrial materials.  We insure it is low formaldehyde emission particleboard, use water-based adhesives that are non-toxic in lamination, and band any exposed edges to seal the substrate.

To reduce materials in landfill sites, we integrate remaining cuttings into smaller products or packaging material.  Our sawdust is recycled for use on local farms.  We use recycled cardboard in all our packaging.  NOVA also recycles cardboard, paper, plastics, steel, and aluminum.  Even our Visual Display Options (Downview technology and The Trolley™) are completely recyclable.

NOVA continually evaluates all initiatives for improving our environmental accountability while providing the highest quality products to our customers. 

Laminates & Banding

NOVA Solutions has chosen laminate suppliers that are committed to environmental concerns. Our main supplier of laminate products (Stevens Industries, Teutopolis, IL) has an ongoing commitment to exceed minimum guidelines pertaining to environmental regulations.  Our suppliers use water-based, non-toxic adhesives in the preparation of laminate products.  Our PVC edge banding is comprised of 10 to 15% recycled material and is 100% recyclable.

Particleboard

Particleboard used in NOVA products is certified as containing 100% recycled and recovered materials. Currently our venders use a minimum of 70% recycled metal materials. NOVA uses powder-coated parts as opposed to chrome plated.

Packaging

Currently our standard packaging consists of 35% recycled fibers with some pieces consisting of 100% recycled fibers.

Paint & Stain

Most materials NOVA uses are purchased pre-stained and painted.  However, the small amount of painting performed in our plant is conducted in an OSHA approved paint booth with waste materials disposed of according to EPA guidelines.

Procedures

NOVA employs a number of procedures to promote environmental awareness and responsibility. Maintaining an active recycling program reduces wastes such as cardboard, aluminum, plastic, shrink wrap, metal banding, and used pallets.  A state-of-the-art dust collection system in our manufacturing facility greatly reduces the chance of sawdust and other pollutants from being released into the atmosphere.

Happy Earth Day everyone!  #MyBeautifulEarth 

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