Building a sustainable future has always been a part of the Richlite vision. Our products and processes help regenerate and sustain the health and vitality of all life for generations to come
COMMITTED TO SUSTAINABILITY SINCE 1943
Trim waste is used as hog fuel at local paper mills.
ECO BIND RESIN TECHNOLOGY
Using a phenolic resin in the manufacturing process, Richlite achieves unsurpassed quality in the finished product and minimizes energy consumption, with no added urea formaldehyde. In addition to reduced energy consumption, the phenolic resin has earned the EcoBind designation, indicating it is one of the lowest VOC emitters on the market.
Richlite began tracking emissions in 2005 using the Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Protocol, developed through a partnership between the World Resources Institute and the World Business Council for Sustainable Development. Richlite set a five-year goal of reducing CO2 emissions by 30%. By 2010, Richlite exceeded that objective with a total 32% decrease in CO2 emissions.
Up to 84% of Richlite's electricity grid mix comes from hydropower. Closed-loop water tanks are used to cool the saturators. According to the Storm Water Pollution Prevention Plan, and specifically Richlite's stormwater permit, no outflow of domestic water is contributed to storm drains, only rainwater.
Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) certification ensures that products come from well-managed forests that provide environmental, social and economic benefits.
Richlite is an incredibly durable, extremely versatile and highly sustainable material made from resin-infused paper.
Richlite is free of hazards listed in the Substances of Very High Concern (SVHC) candidate list of REACH regulations in concentrations less than 0.1%.
The Health Product Declaration (HPD) Open Standard provides for the disclosure of product contents and potential associated human and environmental health hazards.
Through third-party verification, Richlite products qualify for Living Building Challenge (LBC) Red List-approved certification.
The NSF guarantees products to be easily sanitized and safe for food contact, verifying they meet public health and safety standards.
Ensures a product has met some of the world's most rigorous and comprehensive standards for low VOC emissions.