Valchromat is another interesting material which we offer to clients as an option for their kitchen or bathroom.
Moisture resistant and non-toxic, Valchromat is a little like a high-end MDF. It would be good used as cabinet doors, adding a splash of colour to your kitchen designs.
The material garnered a bit of publicity last year when it appeared in a kitchen on Channel 4’s Grand Designs TV programme. It is certainly worth considering as an option for your kitchen.
Valchromat is a wood fibre panel, where fibres are coloured individually by organic dyes and set in a special resin. The formaldehyde emissions during the manufacturing process of Valchromat are within the lowest limits set by European standards for wood-based materials.
The production of the material is aimed at reducing environmental impact. For example, where possible, waste is re-used to fuel the steam boiler. The production plant generates “enough biomass to sustain its thermal energy requirements, without burning any fossil fuels”. In addition, only organic dyes are used in the colouring process.
The material itself can be recycled.