At Shoto we make table tops, work surfaces, and laminated panel products for the commercial, hospitality, educational and health care market segments. The greatest portion of our products consists of a high-pressure laminate face and backing sheet affixed to a substrate with wood, PVC or vinyl edge treatments.
Environmentally friendly materials used in the process include:
Our face laminates are available either Greenguard or SCS (Green Cross) Certification. Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) Certified laminates are also available.
Many of our substrates have environmentally friendly components, including being California Air Resources Board-Phase 2 certified for reduced formaldehyde emissions. Many also include SCS certification which includes a minimum 90% pre-consumer recycled wood content. Forest Stewardship Council™ (FSC®) Certified board is also available.
Backers also carry Greenguard certification and FSC® Certified backer sheets are also available
Plastic laminate and backing sheets are bonded to the substrate using water based environmentally friendly cross-linking adhesive containing no added urea formaldehyde.
Table bases are manufactured from steel containing a minimum recycled content material of 30%, then powder-coated, which eliminates solvents and volatile organic compounds (VOC’s) from the finishing process. Table bases can be recycled at the end of their useful term.
FOREST STEWARDSHIP COUNCIL® (FSC) CERTIFICATION
Shoto Corporation is an FSC® Certified manufacturer, a distinction which denotes Shoto as a manufacturer committed to sustainable forestry, and the use of sustainable wood materials in the manufacturing of its products. Shoto welcomes the opportunity to quote FSC® Certified products for its varied customer base.
Many of the products we use in our process also carry LEED credits from the U.S. Green Building Council, an organization which has set many of the benchmarks for the environmental sustainability in the building products industry.