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water_paint

One of the most serious pollution problems in cabinet making is the evaporation of the synthetic paint solvents. A medium-sized furniture maker releases tons of solvents into the air every day, polluting the area around it. Micro-evaporation of these solvents continues afterwards for even longer periods, polluting the area where the piece of furniture is located. To the full advantage of the end user, of operators in the furniture sector and of the villages that surround the factories, Valcucine, after years of tests and of continuous research, has adopted, for solid wood and for veneered doors and panels, a cycle of water-based varnish that drastically reduces toxic emissions. Our innovative capacity continues to pave the way for improvement in the industry. We have been pleased to see some of our competitors adopt similar practices. As the saying goes, “imitation is the sincerest form of flattery”. At Valcucine we are eager to see all industry work for an improvement in our environment and health.

renewable raw materials

All factories producing consumer goods have some impact on the environment because they use natural resources and energy, releasing enormous quantities of carbon dioxide into the air that is the main culprit of the greenhouse effect. There is only one type of industry in the world that produces without polluting: the tree. The tree is a factory that produces wood and works by exploiting solar energy and nothing else. Its raw material is carbon dioxide and it eliminates oxygen, indispensable for our life, as waste. Conscious of the enormous value of trees and of nature, Valcucine has implemented reforestation projects so that the trees planted can transform the carbon dioxide created by industrial production into oxygen and so that the quantity of wood used to make furniture can be replaced, thus reducing the enormous debt with the environment that Man has accumulated to the detriment of our planet. Valcucine promotes and finances BIOFOREST, the association for the regeneration of natural environments. It has implemented two large projects for the reforestation and protection of the biodiversity in Ecuador and in Italy called “Otonga” project and “Vinchiaruzzo” project. It has also started the “Occhione” project, an environmental education idea for middle school youths in the province of Pordenone that includes the construction of a naturalistic laboratory and of a nursery of native species that are subsequently planted in flat lands that are made available by Bioforest.

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