In such “Wood in Sustainable Development process”, light wood-based boards are an effective answer to the today’s changing lifestyle thanks to the significant benefits for the furniture manufacturers and their customers:
- For manufacturers: decrease in raw material and transport costs, easier handling and more safety in the production process, optimized energy requirements, less expensive packaging;
- For customers: lower purchase costs, improved ergonomics (packages lighter to carry, furnishings easier to assemble and carry around), better design.
In addition, the use of wood-based panels helps mitigating climate change by sequestrating carbon, not only during their primary lifetime, but even beyond, since they can also be recycled. Moreover, I-PAN will allow to save energy in key production steps and thus to highly reduce CO2 emissions.