Improving the environment one panel at a time.
Planting the seedsof sustainability.
The HON Company is constantly strivingto become a more sustainable enterprise.One of the guiding principles of sustain-ability is to use only natural resources thatcan be readily replaced or restored.That’s why we introduced Nature Core.It’s a new, plant-based alternative to thesynthetic materials long used to provideacoustical control in office furniture pan-els. And it’s now standard in all Initiate
Order all you want,we’ll grow more.
Nature Core is made primarily from naturalfibers. Kenaf, the plant fiber used in NatureCore, is related to cotton and is also usedfor rope, animal feed, and paper.Nature Core is a more sustainablesolution because the kenaf plants usedto make it are rapidly renewable –the plant grows 12-14 feet in just fouror five months, producing one to twoharvests every year.
Clearing the air.
Nature Core does not just reduce theimpact to the environment, it’s better foryour office environment too.Because no formaldehyde is added duringproduction, and only natural flame-retar-dant materials are used, Initiate exceeds themost stringent indoor air quality standards.Nature Core works in concert withlow-emitting worksurfaces to make InitiateKenaf grows remarkably fast, so itsuse doesn’t endanger or depletenatural resources.Nature Core fiberboard is usedinside Initiate panels for acousticsand tackability.Nature Core is another step in ourjourney toward more sustainablemanufacturing.the very first panel system to earnIndoor Advantage
Gold certificationfrom Scientific Certification Systems(SCS).
With Nature Core, you don’t have tochoose between performance andenvironmental responsibility.•Initiate’s Sound Transmission Class(STC) exceeds BIFMA standards.•Meets UL Class “A” fire rating.•Adds rigidity to panels, increasingworkstation stability.•Can contribute to LEED certification.See back page to understand how.
The HON Company was the first todevise a way to use kenaf for panelapplications – so Nature Core isexclusive to us and HNI Corporation.We are pleased to offer it to ourcustomers at no extra cost or upcharge!