Eco-friendly cabinet line first to use Declare label
Choosing building materials and home furnishing that provide good indoor air quality can be tough. The Declare Products label is a "nutrition label" for the building industry. Manufacturers can list the materials in their product to help consumer make informed decisions.
The Declare-label lists the actual ingredients in each building product and ensures that manufacturers, source materials free of “red list” chemicals and materials.
Cabinet dealers, builders, and consumers can use the Declare product database and label to find manufacturers that have declared their product ingredients, source and manufacturing locations. The Declare database provides a list of “red-list-ready products” containing zero ingredients from the hazard list, such as PVC and added formaldehyde.
Portland, Ore.-based Neil Kelly Cabinets launched its first Declare-labeled cabinet product line, the Naturally Northwest Collection.
The collection is engineered to meet the Declare standards and demonstrates the company’s long-standing commitment to using resources responsibly and reducing its carbon footprint on the environment. The cabinets optimize indoor air quality and healthful living by using:
- No formaldehyde PureBond panels
- Regional responsible solid wood and wood veneers
- No formaldehyde, low VOC adhesives and finishes
- Certified woods available upon request
“For Neil Kelly Cabinets, Declare is a natural progression for producing the healthiest, most eco-friendly cabinets for consumers,” said Mark Smith, President of Neil Kelly Cabinets. “We were first in the U.S. market to offer cabinetry using environmentally friendly, less harmful materials and construction technique. And, we will continue to innovate and lead in this industry.”
For more information, see our Indoor Air Quality Research Center.