Cutting Trespa® panels is comparable to cutting high quality hardwood. Trespa® panels may be machined using carpentry tools. The use of hard metal tools is advised.
After service life Trespa® Meteon® can be reused for other applications. On account of its’ high calorific value (18 - 22 MJ/kg), Trespa® Meteon® is suitable for thermal recycling in approved industrial incinerators.
Trespa® panels contain up to 70% natural fibres, that originate from sustainable forests. Trespa has PEFC chain of custody certification. Trespa significantly contributes to carbon sequestration due to the woodfibre content, the high density and the longevity of the product.
Based on the LCA analysis, Trespa will issue Environmental Product Declarations (EPD) according to the agreed European standard. Trespa is in the process of obtaining EPDs for Germany, France and UK and will be available. Trespa® products can potentially contribute to the LEED program for the Material Reuse and the Indoor Environmental category.
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Trespa believes in objective and fact-based analysis and has performed a Life Cycle Analysis (LCA) to map its environmental footprint along the entire value chain. In fact, Trespa was the first in the industry to produce an LCA in 1994. Based on the LCA profile, Trespa has set challenging but realistic environmental targets. Trespa has integrated all sustainability priorities into its rolling business planning and review cycle.
Trespa's policy is framed by 3 principles:
1. DO NO HARM
Minimize environmental impact and comply with regulations
2. DO GOOD
Help our customers to improve their sustainability position.
3. DO BETTER
Sustainable development will lead to new business opportunities
Trespa® is a high pressure compact laminate panel (HPL), based on thermosetting resins, homogeneously reinforced with wood based fibers and manufactured under high pressure and at high temperatures. The panels have an integrated decorative surface using proprietary EBC technology, except Trespa® TopLabBASE® which has a hard surface based on melamine resins.
Yes, Trespa® Meteon® panels can be made in a wide range of special project colors. However, this is only available for projects with a minimum of 200 m2 per item number. For general information about special project colors, please contact us.