A Message of Sustainability for the Furniture Industry
Your product designers will appreciate the ability to add function to form. Your company will benefit from a sustainability message that will resonate with customers.
Green Dot makes it possible for you to use wood fibers and recycled plastics destined for the landfill to make attractive, strong, well-designed furniture. Anything you can do with plastic, you can do with our Terratek® WC wood-plastic composites.
Our small, uniform pellets optimized for injection molding allow you to combine the aesthetics of wood with the manufacturing capabilities of plastic. We combine a variety of wood species and wood particle sizes with plastic to meet your performance needs.
In addition to wood, starches and other plant-based materials can be used to create a unique aesthetic. Some examples are corn cob and hemp, which are part of Green Dot Bioplastics’ biocomposite line of products.
Does your design call for a clean, sleek look? No problem! Terratek® SC materials offer a biocomposite option with a solid color finish.
Terratex® Flex compostable elastomer is used to make a biotextile similar to synthetic leather. This high-quality alternative eliminates the harmful chemicals used to tan leather and the water-intensive, solvent-based manufacturing process for petroleum-based synthetic leather. The material composts after its useful life.
Saving the Environment by Design
Furniture and packaging products made from Green Dot bioplastics allow you to reduce or eliminate the use of petroleum-based plastics. This will reduce the amount of CO2 emissions, reduce traditional plastic usage, and increase the amount of renewable plant-based content for a sustainability message that will resonate with your customers.
Experiment with our reclaimed, renewable and biodegradable products; you’ll find that they work with your manufacturers’ equipment, and they work with your game plan to be sustainable.
Furniture industry examples that could be made from Terratek(R):
Beautiful desks provide the look of wood and the design flexibility of plastic.
Made from renewable materials and without solvents, adhesives or harmful discharge to air or water. It is well suited for garments, bags, accessories and upholstery.
Coverings are essential to minimize damage and dirt; what if it could be composted instead of landfilled?
Committed to better products from sustainable resources
Learn how manufacturers are using Green Dot materials to realize creative, sustainable visions.
From landfill to living room
What if you could make beautiful, long lasting furniture from materials that might otherwise be discarded in a landfill? When a top-tier furniture maker wanted to do just that, they turned to Green Dot.
Injection molders make bioplastics work
Bioplastics have evolved and can now seamlessly replace traditional petroleum-based plastics. Meet four manufacturers working with bioplastics to create a range of products using traditional equipment.
Upcycling plastics and Ag by-products
Upcycled materials allow manufacturers to lighten the environmental footprint of their products and create valuable markets for waste materials and agricultural by-products.