Kirei Board is an engineered panel product constructed from the stalks of the Sorghum plant grown around the world for food. The stalks left over after harvest are heat-pressed with a non-toxic adhesive to form lightweight, strong, unique Kirei Board.
Kirei Board Applications
Kirei Board is used for all interior architectural millwork applications, including:
* Wall Covering
Kirei Board is manufactured from Sorghum grown in Northern China. Our factory is placed in the center of the agricultural area where the sorghum used in its construction is grown. This reduced shipping time and energy, and brings a new source of revenue for the farmers of the region. Our factory uses low-energy processes with minimal wastewater and air emissions. Our labor force is paid a better-than-market wage and works in good conditions.
Each of our products uses reclaimed, non-toxic materials to lessen our impact on natural resources and contribute to a clean, healthy indoor environment.
Kirei Board is manufactured from reclaimed agricultural fiber from the Sorghum plant. The stalks of this plant are usually burned or thrown into landfills after harvest. By using them in the production of Kirei Board this material is removed from the waste stream, reducing landfill need and air pollution, while giving rural farmers a new source of revenue from a previously unused waste material. Minimal amounts of wood are used as bonding strips, greatly reducing the need for newly harvested wood for building.
Formaldehyde has been shown to be harmful indoor air pollutant present in high levels in many indoor spaces. Using Kirei Board and low-VOC finishes helps reduce these formaldehyde emissions and contribute to a healthier indoor environment. Kirei Board emits only trace amounts of naturally occurring formaldehyde existing in all organic materials. The KR Bond adhesive used in the manufacture of Kirei Board does not emit any formaldehyde into the ambient indoor atmosphere.
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