Respect for the natural environment as well as a concern for the human impact on our world has been a company commitment since Smith & Fong was founded in the 1980’s. There are many aspects to our global environmental challenge and many approaches to a solution. Palm as an alternative and sustainable resource resonated with us and we have been exploring its possibilities ever since.
As awareness of the importance of indoor air quality grew, Smith & Fong began exploring options. In 2007 we perfected the use of non-urea-formaldehyde based adhesives in our palm production lines. We then chose the California Section 01350 testing to support our results. The Cal. Section 01350 not only tests for formaldehyde, but 35 additional chemical compounds used in the manufacture of wood-based products. This has allowed our customers the assurance that our products are clean and that we are staying ahead of this crucial issue.
As we continue to innovate with palm, combining with other sustainable materials such as bamboo and wood, we will maintain a high standard of integrity, sustainability, indoor air quality and shared/mutual benefit with our partners and the environments in which we work to insure that the future impact is a positive one. For more than 27 years, Smith & Fong has been proud to be part of the solution both at home and abroad. We appreciate your support and welcome your curiosity.