As early as 2017, Rotpunkt heralded a new era of sustainable furniture production in the kitchen: with the chipboard “BioBoard”, which until now consisted of corn and other annual plants. With “BioBoard Gen2” learned the record in 2020 ecological update: With 90% recycled wood, Rotpunkt’s sustainable kitchens are now even greener. Where does the sustainable furniture board stand one year after its market launch?
Sustainability is a trend – also in the kitchen. But can sustainable kitchen furniture also meet the highest requirements in terms of design, quality and stability? The Rotpunkt manufactory from Bünde proves: Yes.
With “Greenline – made of BioBoard” In 2017, Rotpunkt achieved an absolutely unique selling point in the kitchen industry and directed the focus of the manufactory towards the topic of sustainability. With the ecological chipboard, the manufacturer made a material available to its customers that exhibited Corn and other annual plants is manufactured and is therefore lighter and more sustainable than conventional chipboard – with the same stability.
To this day, Rotpunkt is the only German kitchen manufacturer that produces its own kitchen furniture from such sustainable materials and for the CO2 compensation does not have to rely exclusively on emissions certificates for its production.
BioBoard Gen2: Furniture board made from 90% recycled wood
Last year the sustainable chipboard went into the new generation: “BioBoard Gen2” is now closed 90% made from recycled wood. In addition to recycling furniture, this also includes chips from sawmills or Broken wood from storms. The chipboard is still there more resource-efficient and save a larger area of forest than its predecessor, the manufacturer said in an interview with the Kitchens & Design Magazine. To the material flow To guarantee the limited resource “recycled wood”, Rotpunkt secures annual quotas to cover production needs.
The production of sustainable chipboard is also one Circular economy, emphasizes Rotpunkt Küchen. The regenerative system the circular economy stands in contrast to the predominantly industrial “throwaway economy” and minimizes waste production, emissions, the use of resources and energy waste.
Sustainable kitchens from Rotpunkt: picture book emission class “Four Star”
BioBoard Gen2 is produced according to Japanese standard, which places the world’s strictest requirements on the manufacture of chipboard: The production reaches the Emission class F **** (Four Star), which shows the lowest possible formaldehyde emissions. This creates a still better indoor climate than with emission class E1, which represents the measure of all things in this country.
According to its own statement, Rotpunkt is currently already producing over 80% of his kitchen furniture with BioBoard Gen2. In addition, all chipboard that was previously supplied as a material of the first BioBoard generation is already completely open BioBoard Gen2 rearranged.
Regional, climate-neutral, sustainable: many things are done right in Bünde
The fact that Rotpunkt has not yet carried its sustainability offensive into all of the marketing channels of our time with drums and trumpets should only be a matter of time. The focus is on Regionality and sustainability here is a tangible achievement: wherever possible, Rotpunkt works with regional suppliers. So come Wood-based materials for example from the company Pfleiderer from the Upper Palatinate, Fittings and other metal components from Kesseböhmer from East Westphalia. The short delivery routes ensure a low carbon footprint, strengthen the local economy – and ensure functioning supply chains in uncertain times of the pandemic.
Sustainable kitchens from Rotpunkt from the Greenline series can also adorn themselves with the PEFC seal: this certifies products from around the world sustainable forest management. The manufactory compares those production steps that Rotpunkt has not yet carried out in a completely climate-neutral manner – comparable to other companies Compensation projects as evidenced by the “myclimate” certificate.
Sustainable design highlight: Rotpunkt kitchen on a prominent houseboat
In the Scandinavian countries you know the advantages of the East Westphalian kitchen manufacturer in the area of Sustainability and design Long appreciated: In Denmark, Rotpunkt has a double-digit number of kitchen studios spread across the whole country. Also in Sweden and Norway Rotpunkt is currently building up its presence; Studios in Oslo are already open.
But also in Germany the family-run manufacture, which in this country are still as Insider tip applies, slowly into the fast lane. The green philosophy, which goes hand in hand with an attractive appearance, should above all be one design-savvy target group Address with an ecological conscience: only recently built the well-known YouTuber Fynn Kliemann and Singer-songwriter Olli Schulz Gunter Gabriel’s old houseboat is transformed into a floating creative quarter – including a stylish, sustainable one Ship kitchen from Rotpunkt. Here we have reported in detail about the project.
Sustainable kitchens from Rotpunkt: conversion to 100% green electricity planned
The topic will continue in 2021 Sustainability and environmental protection with red dot in large letters on the agenda: The company would like to open all production steps this year Green electricity rearrange. We will report.