As a leading manufacturer of veneer based products with a number of branches in Europe, we are aware of our responsibilities in terms of our environmental impact. Respect for nature and ecologically sound business practices are an unconditional basic principle. We are aware of the importance of considering the future and being aware of the environment when doing business.
We exclusively use green energy for the production of Shinnoki. One third of it comes from the solar panels on the roofs of our production hall. The rest is externally purchased green energy. We have also shown our commitment to sustainable energy production by participating in the "Grensland" wind farm in Menen.
Shinnoki optimizes the use of wood by processing this raw material as a veneer. The applied mixmatch technology results in maximum yield and efficiency. Both the MDF core and the top layer in real wood veneer are FSC® certified to guarantee responsible forestry.
For staining and lacquering, Decospan chose for the most environmentally friendly technology without harmful emissions.
Shinnoki also complies with the strictest requirements for indoor air quality (formaldehyde emissions). The glues, stains and varnishes that we use to make Shinnoki do not contain ureaformaldehyde or other harmful VOCs (volatile organic compounds).
Overview of international VOC-tests Shinnoki passed:
- M1 EU
- French CMR
- German AGBB/ABG
- Belgian regulation
- Indoor Air "comfort"
- EN717-1 class E1
- BREEAM international complient
- CPDH complient
- Indoor air emissions A+
The standard Shinnoki panels achieve a D-S2-D0 result according to the European NBN EN 13501-1 classification.On request and at an additional cost, Shinnoki can also be supplied with a fire-retardant treatment to meet the NEN EN13501-1 norm Euroclass C-S2-D0 (single burning item test NEN-EN 13823), which is the equivalent of the French M2.