Product Detail

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Overview

Decorative multilaminar timber veneer suitable for interior residential and commercial applications such as wall panelling, joinery, furniture, doors and floors.

 

PRODUCT SPECIFICATIONS

Options

Eveneer range includes:

  • even range (31 veneers):
    veneers from this range are sourced from OLB certified Cameroon forest concessions and from FSC certified Cameroon forests, except evenurbino only FSC
  • eco range (5 veneers):
    poplar sourced from FSC and SGS certified Italian plantations, except ecobirdseye only SGS
  • euro range (5 veneers):
    limewood sourced from mixed European managed forests

Colours

Eveneer 'logs' produce approximately 1000 leaves of veneer. Within these logs the variation is minimal; however, as with fabric, carpets, etc, logs from different colour batches can vary in colour by up to 10% due to natural variations in the timbers, their absorption of the dyes and different dye batches. Different coating systems can also change the finished colour of the veneer.

Warranty

The Eveneer product range is warranted to be free from defects in materials and workmanship.

Any such defects must be reported to Elton Group within 10 days of date of delivery.

Expected Life

Product life is dependent on substrate and application (residential / commercial)

Indicative Costs

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Purchase Options

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Constituents

 

  • Poplar, Ayous, koto, Lime wood: 70-80%
  • Urea resins (free formaldehyde content <0.2%): 10-26%
  • P-vinyl acetate: 0-10%
  • Non-metallic azoic and anthraquinone colours belonging to the acid class or direct class: < 1%
  • Water (Veneers from 0.3mm a 3.0mm): <14%

Technical Specifications

Nominal Thickness: 0.55mm (tolerance +/- 0.08mm)

Tolerances: Sheets are usually supplied 40mm longer and 20mm wider

Moisture Content: 8 - 12%

Specific Weight: depending on the base wood used varies from 450 - 650kg/m3 with 12% moisture content.

Formaldehyde: veneer has European E1 certification = formaldehyde emission of less than 0.1ppm (according to European Norm EN 717-1) or less than 2.5mg/m2 per hour (according to European Norm EN 717-2). E0 is also available subject to quantity and lead time.

On request and subject to quantity Elton Group can supply Eveneer with two levels of formaldehyde emissions below the E1 standard:

BE - Eveneer with a formaldehyde emission level equal to a fraction of the E1 standard.

ZeroF - Eveneer without added formaldehyde.

Please note, it is impossible to guarantee a complete absence of formaldehyde in Eveneer wood veneers as formaldehyde is a naturally-occurring substance in wood.

National & International Standards

Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certificate using the FSC Chain of Custody standard: SA-COC-001908

FSC Controlled Wood for FSC product schedule as FSC 100% or FSC Mix: SA-CW-001908

(specific to all veneers from the eco range except “Birdseye” and all veneers from the even range)

 

Country of Origin

Italy

Projects

Ausenco, Brisbane - Smith Madden

AGL Head Office - North Sydney - Siren Design

Clayton Utz - Bligh St, Sydney - Bates Smart

Geyer Office, Melbourne  - Geyer

Leighton Head Office, Brisbane - Conrad Gargett

Oracle, Gold Coast - DBI

Qantas Business Lounges - Australia wide - Woods Bagot

The Undertaker, Hawthorn, Victoria - NH Architects

Triio Apartments - Camperdown - Fender Katsalidis

Walford Anglican School for Girls, Adelaide - Designing

Preparation

Veneer is to be finished using isolator, sealer and top coating products engineered for wood finishing. Finish must include UV inhibitors in each coat.

 

 

ECOSPECIFIER LIFE-CYCLE ASSESSMENT

INTEGRATED DESIGN AND POLICY ISSUES

Eveneer is supplied in standard sheet sizes for better yield and can be handled, jointed and laid more easily than conventional veneers. The product also improves modularity due to its improved uniformity in appearance, eliminating the need for progressive numbering to sequence match panels, and improving repairability (i.e. replacement of damaged areas).

Wood-based products are based on a renewable resource, have low embodied energy and sequester carbon. However, poorly managed forests can result in unsustainable yields, localised terrestrial, aquatic and social impacts, release of greenhouse gases, and significant losses of biodiversity. Various timber certification schemes are currently in operation relating to the sustainable and responsible management of forests as sources of wood. An ecospecifier analysis of various timber certification schemes reveals that the FSC is the most rigorous and robust certification.

The Italian manufacturer of Eveneer, The Alpi Group, and the Australian supplier, the Elton Group, both have FSC Chain of Custody certification. This is a process that links finished timber to the extraction source, including successive stages of processing, transformation and manufacturing.  It provides a guarantee that a product contains FSC Certified timber.

The eveneer range currently offers a selection of FSC certified options in the eco and even ranges. The remainder of the eco range is certified by SGS, and the remainder of the even range is OLB certified. The even range is currently sourced from sustainably managed forests in Cameroon, Africa, certified by both OLB (Origin and Legality of Timber) and FSC. The forest concessions are managed by the veneer manufacturer, The Alpi Group, in collaboration with the Tropical Forest Trust (TFT). The forests are managed in accordance with Cameroon forestry regulation and self regulated principles and criteria based on FSC standards. The Alpi Group and the TFT are currently working towards FSC certification for the forest concessions. As Elton group orders new stock, they will ensure it has FSC certification, eventually converting the entire range to FSC certified veneer. The euro range of veneers is sourced from a mix of managed, but uncertified European forests.

HUMAN HEALTH

Health
No information provided

Comfort
Not applicable.

Indoor Environment Quality
No information provided

Electromagnetic Radiation
Not applicable

Safety
Not applicable

Accessibility
In applications where the product is used as a floor finish, the product facilitates universal access due to the smooth surface finish.

ECOLOGICAL QUALITY

Terrestrial

Emissions – Impacts from silviculture practises include soil contamination due to chemical use (i.e. pesticides, fuel, etc.). These impacts are minimised due to the regulatory and management practises in place in the forests and plantations the timber is sourced from.

Physical – Impacts from silviculture practises include loss of biodiversity, topsoil loss, reduced soil productivity due to nutrient loss, and clearing of land for operational activities. The Poplar used in the eco range is sourced from land converted from agricultural purposes to small timber plantations (typically 10 to 12 acres), with low biodiversity and operational activity impacts.

Aquatic

Emissions –The production of multilaminar involves a dying process. Dyes used are water based aniline, similar to those used in textiles with no organic thinners, chrome, heavy metals or chlorines. These dyes meet the strict German law of Aromatic Amine, Faberstoffeverboliste, DTD July 27, 1994. The manufacturer has on-site water purification in place.

Physical – Impacts from silviculture practises include water contamination from soil and chemical runoff (pesticides, fuel, etc.). These impacts are minimised due to the regulatory and management practises in place in the forests and plantations timber is sourced from.

Atmosphere

Greenhouse (GHG) – Multilaminar veneer has very low energy and GHG intensity, in comparison to alternative surface finishes, such as high pressure laminates (HPL) and vinyl foil.

Greenhouse intensity – from 0.188 kgCO2e / m² to 0.272 kgCO2e / m² according to the weight

*Calculation is based on a weight from 0.247kg/m² to 0.357kg/m² (depending on the base wood used) and data sourced from Bath University.

Transport intensity – Product is manufactured in Modigliana, Italy. GHG intensities for shipping product are shown below. Shipping port from country of origin is Ravenna. Destination port is Melbourne, Victoria.

Greenhouse Intensity for Container Shipping of eveneer - between 0.046 and 0.066 kgCO2e / m² (depending on the base wood used)

Table below provides land transportation greenhouse intensity figures to help calculate the greenhouse gas intensity of land transportation from shipping port.

Light commercial vehicle

Rigid Truck

Articulated Truck

0.001451 kgCO2e / kg.km

0.000195 kgCO2e / kg.km

0.000069 kgCO2e / kg.km

Transport intensity figures sourced from Australian National Greenhouse Gas Inventory 1990, 1995 and 1999 and WWF International, Inland Navigations and Emissions, 2005.

Operational efficiency – Not applicable

Re-use Efficiency – Not applicable

Toxics and Pollutants – Product has low formaldehyde emission levels.

Ozone Depletion – Not applicable

Urban Heat Island Effects – Not applicable

Noise – Not applicable

Biodiversity

Wood-based products can be among the most environmentally destructive material choice from a biodiversity and ecological quality point of view, when poor, unregulated forestry practices are in place. This can lead to the loss and fragmentation of vegetation and habitat for ecological communities.

Biodiversity impacts are minimised due to the regulatory and management practices in place in the forests and plantations the timber is sourced from. Additionally, the Poplar used in the eco eveneer range is sourced from land converted from agricultural purposes to small timber plantations (typically 10 to 12 acres), with low biodiversity alteration.

RESOURCE DEPLETION

Resource Efficiency

Wood is a renewable resource when harvested sustainably. The production process of multilaminar veneer maximises yield of harvested logs.

The veneers have limited recyclability. See Recyclability section below.

Embodied Fossil Fuel Energy

From 3.071 MJ / m² to 4.436 MJ / m² according to the weight

*Calculation is based on a weight from 0.247kg/m² to 0.357kg/m²(depending on the base wood used)data sourced from Bath University.

Transport intensity – Product is manufactured in Modigliana, Italy. Energy and GHG intensities for shipping product are shown below. Shipping port from country of origin is Ravenna. Destination port is Melbourne, Victoria.

Energy Intensity for Container Shipping of eveneer - between 0.562 and 0.812 MJ / m²

Embodied Water

Information not available

Durability

Serviceable life depends on the application of the product and the coating applied. The product can be considered a highly durable material when used in non-UV exposed applications.

Reusability

Not applicable

Repairability

Repairability will be dependent on finish applied in installation. Light sanding and reapplication of surface finish can remove minor surface damage. The improved uniformity in appearance of the product enables more effective replacement of damaged areas.

Design for Dematerialisation

The manufacturing process of multilaminar veneer substantially reduces production wastage in comparison to conventional veneer and solid timber production.

Design for Disassembly

Not applicable

Recyclability

Off cuts that are collected can be processed and 'downcycled' for use as mulch, or for feedstock in the production of particleboard or MDF.

After the veneer is applied to a substrate the recyclability will be dependent on the substrate material, the adhesives and coating finishes used, and the availability of recycling facilities able to recycle the finished product. However, recycling is unlikely due to contamination issues.

Maintenance

The veneers require finishing. Maintenance will be dependent on the finish specified.

Product Takeback Scheme

No

Extended Producer Responsibility (EPR)

The Alpi Group has worked in conjunction with the Tropical Forest Trust (TFT) since February 2007 to implement strategies for sustainable timber production, based on a continuous improvement project, to responsibly source timber (the Ayous specie) and manage the forests from their African forest concessions in Cameroon.

CORPORATE AND SOCIAL SUSTAINABILITY

Audits and Environmental Reporting

This Alpi Group and TFT partnership has involved a legality verification audit and Environmental Impact Assessments (EIA) of all its forest operations in Cameroon.

Convictions

No

Environmental Policy

Yes

Social Enhancement Programs

The Alpi Group and TFT partnership has resulted in the establishment of local community forest management training, and involvement, in the forest management of the Alpi forest concessions in Cameroon. Alpi also participates in a program called 'Mainstreaming VIH-SIDA' to educate their field staff in HIV/AIDS prevention.

Technology Transfer Programs

No

Environmental Management Systems (EMS)

No

ECOSPECIFIER ISSUES OF CONCERN / RED LIGHTS

None

Information last verified on 27th February 2018

ASSESSMENT COMPARISON

Non-certified and conventional veneers, high pressure melamine laminates (HPL), low pressure melamine laminated board (LPM), and vinyl foil.

RELATED TOPICS

Adhesives, Tapes & Fasteners, Doors & Gates, Floors, Furniture, Interiors & Fitouts, Timber, Walls

sustainability criteria satisfied

Workplace OHS, Occupant Health, Human Wellbeing

Low/Reduced offgassing

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Improved indoor environment

Habitat & Biodiversity Conservation

Reduced terrestrial impacts

Independent management accreditation

Reduced waste generation

Air Pollution

Reduced or no toxicity through life cycle

Reduced smog-forming potential

Resource Depletion

Resource efficiency

Uses renewable materials

Uses rapidly renewable material

Energy Resources

Reduced embodied energy

Corporate Responsibility

Legal Compliance

Environmental policy

Social/environmental enhancement programs

Other Vital Signs

Material Safety Data Sheet (MSDS)

Ecolabel / Certification

Documented manufacturer claims

Expert Assessment