Two roads diverged in a wood.
I took the one less travelled.
And that has made all the difference.
of wood recycling
Since the seventies the Saviola group has been working, creating projects and manufacturing, pursuing a path characterised by respect and sustainability. Over these years few are the companies that have truly addressed this highly important and delicate subject.
Once again, the first in the world to do so
Today things have changed, governments are pushing industry to commit to be more respectful towards planet Earth and available resources.
THE CIRCLE AND THE LINE
The “Circular Economy” is the name that has been given over recent years for this new economic and manufacturing model. A self-sustaining system in which resources do not become waste, but where it all starts again, where the start and the end join up. An infinite process, like those of nature, and like that of the circle itself.
Saviola – the leading transformer of wood waste in the world, with a recycling capacity of 1.5 million tonnes of post-consumer wood a year, embracing the philosophy of the circular economy now for more than three decades.
The production model is based on the recovery and reuse of secondary raw materials that can live again by the employment of an economically and ecologically sustainable process.
Help us save the trees
Trees are the principal resource of the Saviola group. Wood is the essential raw material for the manufacture of particleboard, in their turn the basic material for furniture making.
What distinguishes the Saviola group in this sector, and what has made it an anticipator of the circular economy, can be summed up in the question “where does the wood come from?”
The Group answered the question with recycling, choosing not to use virgin trees in their production, with recourse only to post-consumer wood.
Collection, disposal, transformation and regeneration mean new life for the resource that is wood.
From this process the Ecological Panel came into being, the only one entirely made from post-consumer wood.
Introduced onto the market as far back as 1995, the Ecological Panel was the first and only FSC certified 100% recycled wood panel (whether plain or melamine-faced, fire-resistant or water-resistant).
The Ecological Panel, which has been produced over the last 20 years, has always presented lower formaldehyde emission values than those permitted levels, even before the EU established the E 1 class. The LEB Ecological Panel in particular has the lowest formaldehyde emissions of any panel in the world.
Design and beauty arise from scrap materials. The group’s strength not only lies in the transformation of a post-consumer material into a new product, but also, and above all, in the aesthetic excellence of the final object. Thanks to its special Research Centre located in Frankfurt, the melamine-faced panels by Saviola have become the benchmark in the world of style and interior design.