Aster Cucine is an eco friendly kitchens manufacture with non-toxic materials through processes and limited impact towards the environment.
- Aster Cucine cabinets has the lower formaldehyde in the industries.
- Our cabinets are constructed of non-toxic, environmentally friendly products.
- Box construction is made of 100% recycled wood.
- Standard cabinet box are made using panels laminated with non-toxic melamine sheets in conformance with European norms E1 on the emission of formaldehyde.
- The doors are made of 100% recycled wood (The veneer and the laminate).
- Reduction of toxic emissions: In Italy, the present limit (of gas emission) is up to 0.1 ppm (parts per million).
- The Ecological laminate particleboard realized with 100% post-consumer wood, FSC Certified and with the lowest formaldehyde emissions worldwide.
The entire cabinet structure of our melamine units consists of wood particle panels – called particleboard. This material offers durability and stability and has particularly impressive environmental credentials. We use only FSC-certified Ecological panels, produced from recycled wood and do not require new trees to be felled.
When abandoned in dumps or burned, wood emits greenhouse gas into the atmosphere, while recycled wood traps them in, thus limiting the impact on the atmosphere. For example, 1 ton of recycled wood reduces the greenhouse gas emitted into the atmosphere by 1.03 tons (CO2 equivalent). A “ton” is a CO2 equivalent which is a unit of measurement for the emission of various greenhouse gases used to determine effect on environment and climate.
FSC (Forest Stewardship Council)
FSC is an acronym for identifying wood-based products that are Forest Stewardship Council certified and marketed by companies that comply with the FSC Chain of Custody standard. This denotes that the products used are strictly monitored by third bodies to ensure that they are almost entirely FSC-certified materials. The mission behind the FSC certification process is to promote the responsible use of the world wood reserves without exploiting them.
Formaldehyde is a substance used in the production of many glues and resins; these are also used in the processing of wood panels. Panels produced in this way can release molecules of formaldehyde in gas form. We have chosen to use only materials with low formaldehyde emissions for the chipboard components of Aster kitchens (cabinet structure, some types of doors, etc.). The Forest Stewardship Council also checks panel emissions by conducting regular laboratory tests to determine the emission limits. According to the European E1 classification, the maximum permissible formaldehyde content is 3.5mg/m2h. Tests performed on our panels in compliance with UNI EN 717-2 normally yield much lower results, generally below 1.0mg/m2h. In conclusion, the panels that reach the consumer have lost almost all their initial formaldehyde content.