SHELTON, Conn., April 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- All Pionite® Decorative Surfaces' products are now available with full Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification upon request at no extra cost. Pionite customers now have the capability of producing certified products from the full complement of Pionite laminates without the need for a minor component derogation.
Full FSC certification is another measure of Pionite's high environmental standards. As the company grows, this commitment becomes even more important.
"We recognize that as our product assortment expands, we could potentially have a greater impact on the environment," said Robert Muller, Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of Panolam Industries, Pionite's parent company. "That's why sustainability and environmental standards are ingrained in our company culture. We want our customers to know us as much for our environmental leadership as for our product quality and innovation."
All Pionite HPL products also meet the low-emission standards certified by GREENGUARD, and because Pionite formulates its own resins, the company can ensure that its manufacturing processes are environmentally friendly. Pionite uses recycled or renewable resources to help preserve forests and promote a healthier environment.
Pionite's FSC certificate registration code number is SW-COC-004037/SW-CW-004037.
FSC is an independent, non-governmental, not-for-profit organization established to promote the responsible management of the world's forests certification through the SmartWood program of the Rainforest Alliance, the world's premier certifier of non-timber forest products.
The Rainforest Alliance pioneered forestry certification on a global scale in 1989 with the launch of its SmartWood program and was one of the founders of the FSC. The FSC's ongoing monitoring, evaluation and research are designed to give meaning to and ensure the success of its certification.
Pionite Decorative Surfaces is a division of Panolam Industries (www.panolam.com), which has engineered and manufactured high-quality, innovative surfacing solutions for virtually any environment for more than 60 years. With an extensive line of High Pressure Laminates, Thermofused Melamine and specialty products available in hundreds of colors and styles, Panolam Industries provides the vision, value and versatility that designers, architects, manufacturers and contractors are looking for.
SOURCE Panolam Industries