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December 13, 2016 - Assembly

Recycled Office Furniture Market and Sustainable Adhesives

While the recycled office furniture market is gaining popularity, this market also requires various sustainable materials. Let’s take a closer look at this market and the sustainable adhesive options available.

Factors Fueling Growth

Recycled refers to furniture that has been salvaged, remanufactured or refurbished and brought back into the market. Main factors fueling its growth include:

  • More office buildings being built with increasing urbanization
  • Rise in customized furniture demand
  • Increasing pressures for eco-friendly furniture

New Materials Used in Office Furniture Manufacturing

In considering long-term sustainability, manufacturers have changed the types of materials used in office furniture designs.

For example, they are now using wood sourced from sustainably grown forests. These forests are carefully managed so that when one tree is cut, seedlings are planted in its place.

Additionally, manufacturers are using wood plastic composites. These are eco-friendly boards made from wood fiber and recycled plastics. They are using metals that include recycled materials as well. In this way, the market has adapted in response to recycled office furniture demands.

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Applications for Recycled Office Furniture

Recycled office furniture is being used in a variety of applications, such as:

  • Seating
  • Tables
  • Office units

Currently, the seating sector is the most popular application, especially as companies look to increase their employees’ comfort.

Sustainable Adhesives for Recycled Office Furniture

Bostik manufactures a range of quality adhesives for office furniture manufacturing. Able to provide optimal adhesion in an easy-to-use form, they offer customers:

  • Flexibility
  • Consistency and uniform coverage
  • Versatility
  • Adhesion to a variety of substrates
  • Flame retardancy

These adhesives also are an eco-friendly option, and they are free of volatile organic compounds (VOCs). As a result, they are a sustainable addition to recycled office furniture manufacturing.

For more information on our smart adhesives for recycled office furniture, call 800-7-BOSTIK, or visit www.bostik.com/us.

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