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What is ENVIROVEN Veneer?

ENVIROVEN Veneer is a range of sliced, reconstructed real wood veneers made from rotary peeled timber that is colour enhanced, reformed into a square log and then re-sliced into rectangular veneer sheets.

What applications is ENVIROVEN Veneer suited to?

ENVIROVEN Veneer is suitable for use as feature wall paneling, joinery, furniture, doors, as well as acoustic paneling.

What are the advantages of using ENVIROVEN Veneer reconstructed veneers as opposed to conventional veneers?

• Supplied in standard sheet sizes for better yield
• More suited to modern furniture manufacturing processes
• Can be handled, jointed and laid more easily than conventional veneers
• Free from the splits, knots, holes and discolouration found in conventional veneers
• Even in colour and pattern, allowing for consistency across continuous sheets
• Allows for considerable savings in time, materials and labour costs
• Enables future additions to be readily matched and damaged panels to be more easily replaced

What is a reconstructed veneer?

Reconstructed veneers are consistent in colour and pattern and free from the splits, knots, holes and discolouration found in conventional timber veneers.

What dyeing system is used?

Our extensive industry research has resulted in the development of dyeing systems based on water cycles. The dyeing process is used to obtain the required colour shades for each sheet of veneer. Wood sheets are impregnated by immersion into steel tanks at controlled temperatures with the addition of soluble dyes made from an organic structure. The dyes contain no chrome or other heavy metals.

What is the gloss level of the various veneer finishes?

As a general guide: matt can be described as 0 = 10% gloss level, low sheen 10 = 25%, satin 25 = 50%, semi-gloss 50 = 80% and high gloss 80 = 100%. (Source: Master Painters Institute).

What finishing is recommended?

Some polyurethanes are more yellow than others and may also become more yellow with age. To minimise this, we suggest using 2-Pac Polyurethane with an added Non Yellowing Agent and UV Inhibitor. For more information on the polishes available please refer to relevant suppliers of these products. We recommend finishing panels with BC Coatings UT160UV MAX which is a 2-pac polyurethane containing both a non-yellowing agent and UV inhibitor. A UV inhibitor offers some protection against discolouration, but like all natural products, colour variation will occur over time.

What is the gloss level of the various veneer finishes?

As a general guide: matt can be described as 0 = 10% gloss level, low sheen 10 = 25%, satin 25 = 50%, semi-gloss 50 = 80% and high gloss 80 = 100%. (Source: Master Painters Institute)

What Fire rating does ENVIROVEN achieve?

ENVIROVEN achieves a group 3 fire rating when pressed onto MR MDF. ENVIROVEN achieves a group 1 fire rating when pressed onto FR MDF.