Thursday, February 19, 2009

Certified PEFC matting from Larson

Larson is going in the right direction with their new line of mat boards - they are created using PEFC certified wood sources (the worlds largest forestry certification program - more on that later) These are an alternative to 100% cotton matting, also an eco-friendly product, and to conventional papermats which are not necessarily.

Larson, has taken an active role in moving its manufacturing operations in a green direction in various manners.

Larson-Juhl is offering a Biltmore line of FSC certified Artique matboards - another first in the industry. FSC (Forest Stewardship Council) is the fastest growing forest certification system in the world. Products carrying the FSC label are independently certified to assure consumers the products come from forests that are managed to meet the social, economic and ecological needs of present and future generations.

more research to do here is on the how creating mat boards with "trees" compares to using cotton as the pricing is relatively similar.

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