In the year 2004, the news that Alloc Inc. had achieved the ISO 14001 Certification hit the headlines. This was after years of product improvements and attentiveness to outstanding manufacturing standards that positively affect the environment. Alloc is now one of the most responsible companies as regards environmental conservation.
Right from the plant, the manufacturing facilities are ISO certified. All the legal environmental requirements have been taken into account by Alloc. The production process is also environmental friendly because no harmful emission ever comes from the plant. This way, the ozone, water and energy resources, ecological habitats, etc. are all preserved.
The raw materials used to manufacture Alloc laminate flooring are no danger to the environment. The company ensures that no tropical wood species or high grade timber is used for the production of the High Density Fiberboards. When the company is need of fresh timber, they use well managed forests that are in accordance with the recommendations of the Forest Stewardship Council.
Also in a bid to preserve the environment, the decorative sheets are made from high resolution design papers that are unbleached or contain minute quantities of organic chlorine. The environmentally friendly water based inks are then used in the printing process.
Previously, chemical bonding agents like latex or Polyvinyl Acetate (PVA) glues were used during the installation of the floor. This traditional method has since been replaced by the aluminium locking system, thus conserving trees.
The resulting product can be recycled. First, the floor pieces, due to their good quality and the existence of the metal locking system, can be reused over and over again in different locations. The aluminium itself can be separated from the plank and be recycled with like metals. The fiberboard core can easily be ground into pulp to produce other wood by-products. After the product can no longer be recycled, incineration can be done for generation of power.
With Alloc, no material is wasted, and thus the natural environment is conserved.