At Intellicare we strive to be a good steward of out natural resources. Our efforts to reduce the environmental impact of our manufacturing processes are seen in many areas, most notably in the following.
Material is supplied by a FSC accredited vendor, meaing that wood is sourced from sustainable forests. Waste is shredded and used for animal bedding in the agricultural sector.
All metal waste is recycled for re-use. The recyclable steel frames are finished in a lead free powder coat with zero VOC and solvents. Excess powder is reclaimed and re-used.
There are no CFC’s, adhesives or formaldehyde used in any of our polyurethane foam products including our renewable resource foam which is based on an agriculturally derived Polyol at 20% concentration. Intellicare primarily uses molded foam, virtually eliminating waste. Molded foam is created using a chemical reaction temperature as opposed to an external heat source. Waste from molded foam is supplied to a local pillow-stuffer, diverting it from a landfill site. Where cut foam is used, waste is sent back to the supplier who then recycles and converts it into carpet underlay.
Intellicare promotes only upholstery products that are produced from 100% recycled fibre, bio-based fibre or natiral, compostable fibre upholstery.
Intellicare only uses water-based adhesives tht conform to environmental regulations.