Woodtech we have long believed that we, like all
other citizens have an obligation to reduce our
impact on the environment in any way feasible. We
started by using as many recyclable products a
possible. That was the easy part. Unfortunately, the
touch up products that worked best did not meet the
rigorous LEEDS standards. Although our customers
were mindful of the impact on the environment, they
wanted products that worked, and at first that was
difficult. Woodtech began to transform its products
into more earth friendly by manufacturing our own
scratch remover/polish which has as its main
ingredient, orange oil. Orange oil, which is a
byproduct of the food industry has no voc and is
infinitely renewable. Then we adopted touch up
procedures that minimized the amount of products
used, further reducing our impact.
We continued by testing and ultimately adopting some lacquers which have no VOC, which has the
added benefit of having no smell or odor at all.
While these are not right for all applications, we
use them when appropriate. We continue to evaluate
new products which are heralded as “Green” or “Low
VOC”, and as they are proven effective we
incorporate them into our service.
We use low or no VOC stains,
environmentally sustainable polishes and cleaners,
and recyclables whenever possible not just because
our customers want it, but because we feel we have
an obligation to conserve our resources and protect
the environment for future generations. It is just
the right thing to do.