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Sustainability in the manufacture of wood acoustic panels and proper waste management

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In this article we will talk about us and how we do our little bit for sustainability and the environment with our waste management policy for waste generated by our manufacturing processes. When we talk of sustainability and respect for the environment in the manufacture of wood acoustic panels, the first thing we explain is the origin of the raw materials. Spigogroup has PEFC and FSC certification. These certifications guarantee that the wood used comes from sustainably managed forests and that the wood panel has also been prepared by a manufacturer who guarantees that a PEFC or FSC chain of custody system is maintained right through to the end product. But there is also another critical point: when we manufacture the product. A factory making acoustic panels like Spigogroup generates a considerable amount of waste, basically sawdust and wood shavings. This type of waste is quite small in size and flies with the slightest air current. It stays suspended in the air and is eventually deposited on the floor, machines, workers and material, making an uncomfortable mess. Outside storage of this type of waste after it is collected is also difficult because the wind tends to lift it and spread all over the factory and its surroundings. We are committed to improving this aspect to ensure a better future and, for more than ten years now, Spigogroup has been working in this field, introducing modifications throughout its production process in its production plant in La Rioja, using special waste vacuuming, collection and filtering systems. Since then, each and every one of the machines in the plant is connected to the waste management system and all waste is transported from the time it is generated without polluting the air with particles. The material is compacted into briquettes so it can be used in other sectors for greater sustainability and energy savings. In addition, this system prevents sawdust and/or wood chips from spreading in the factory and its surroundings, ensuring a more environmentally-friendly manufacturing process. If you liked this post about manufacture of wood acoustic panels , you may also be interested in: - Sustainable wood panels for a sustainable and environmentally friendly Architecture - The new ceilings of the world, will they be wood ceilings? The arrival of wood skyscrapers - PEFC or FSC wood panelling What’s that? - 16 posts on wood ceilings, acoustic ceilings, accessible ceilings and removable ceilings
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5 wood projects in Paris last year that you should see

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Paris is still the city of lights and, although other large cities in the world perhaps undergo a faster and more voracious development, with gigantic architectural urban projects, the French capital never ceases to surprise one with really beautiful proposals. As we carry out major wood projects, we closely follow the range of jobs carried out in Paris and their use of wood for that touch of elegance and warmth that only this material manages to offer. Here we bring five of the Paris wood projects that have most captivated our attention in the last year. Claude Bernard overpass: Splendid work with wood slats by DVVD Engineers Architects Designers, with a wooden arch structure and about 100 metres in length. Information and pictures from dvvd.fr La Parisienne headquarters: Work of Studio Razavi Architecture for the oldest insurance company In France, La Parisienne Assurances, with working areas divided by walls made of strips of pine wood. Information and pictures from studiorazavi.com     Les Dada East: Spectacular wood ceiling in Les Dada East beauty salon located in the heart of Paris. The work of Joshua Florquin Architects, it features a hexagonal ceiling with three overlapping layers of birch plywood which evoke a beehive. Information and pictures from joshuaflorquin.com     Circular Pavilion: Original proposal by Encore Heureux Architects located in the square in front of Paris’ Hôtel de Ville. It is made with recycled materials, including the exterior cladding, made with used doors. Information and pictures from encoreheureux.org     Descartes University lecture theatres: The simplicity made art with exterior wood slats on this compact, minimalist building by AZC studio. Information and pictures from zundelcristea.com   If you liked this post about Paris wood projects, you may also be interested in: - Wood and architecture in Paris: wood panels, inner linings, wood slats, and more - Wood and architecture in London: façades with wood slats, design ceilings, exterior wood panelling, wood panels, and much more - The most curious wood projects in the world - (wood panels) Part I - The most curious wood projects in the world - (wood panels) Part II
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Interior wood panelling in the spectacular Auditorium of the Saudi Press Agency in Riyadh

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Conference centres, convention halls and auditoriums are the cathedrals of the 21st century. Many of these projects have funding allocations aimed not only at achieving a purely functional building but also at the construction of a unique area of great beauty that is easily recognisable and memorable. Sometimes, they even vie to become the key landmark or monument of the city in which they are located. Or at least one of them. Recently we had the chance to work on one of these projects. It was in Saudi Arabia, a country that in recent years has been constructing unique buildings that are changing the skyline of its cities, like the future Jeddah Tower, formerly Kingdom Tower, in the city of Jeddah, already under construction, which will reach a height of 1000 meters, making it the tallest building in the world ahead of the Burj Khalifa in Dubai . The project in which we participated was the Auditorium of the Saudi Press Agency in the capital of Saudi Arabia, Riyadh. A very special building because of its spherical shape. A true challenge for the architects and also for us, as we took care of supplying the interior wood panelling. Furthermore, we count on a wonderful installer staff from origin country, who was the responsible of designing a special wood formwork system for the project. The interior wood panelling we supplied consisted of some 1,700 sqm of Spigotec Leo 10 and Spigotec Liso, veneered in cherry wood effect M1. The result? You can see it for yourselves: prism-shaped geometric compositions and light penetrating the interior through its vertices. Spectacular, Don’t you think?   . . If you liked this post about interior wood panelling, you may also be interested in: . - Options in Spigotec ceiling finishes and wood panelling - Wood panelling in shopping centres – Equinoccio Shopping Centre - PEFC or FSC wood panelling What’s that? - Interiors and wood ceilings in the works of Peter Zumthor
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Sustainable wood panels for a sustainable and environmentally friendly architecture

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Sustainable wood panels are destined to be the leading figures in the new, more environmentally friendly, architecture and the resources it offers. This new green architecture, sustainable architecture or eco-friendly architecture is one that takes into account the use of resources (energy, natural resources, ...), the environmental impact (both in use and in production) and the specific risks for the safety of people. It is true that when we think about pollution and environmental degradation the first thing that comes to mind are the tailpipes of cars, oil slicks or belching smokestacks of factories and industries. However, buildings and the construction sector can consume between 20% and 50% of the physical resources of their environment. It is the duty of all who work in this activity (architects, builders, material manufacturers, etc.) to put an end to these bad habits acquired during decades of wasting natural resources and introduce the use of materials, such as sustainable wood panels, which help reduce the environmental impact of a building. This is because, to begin with, wood is the material with the least environmental impact in its production and life cycle. And it is also easily recyclable. But, in addition, sustainable wood panels like the ones manufactured by Spigogroup have PEFC and FSC certifications. These certifications guarantee that the wood used comes from sustainably managed forests and that the wood panel has also been prepared by a manufacturer who guarantees that a PEFC or FSC chain of custody system is maintained right through to the end product. Would you like to know more about Spigogroup sustainable wood panels? . If you liked this post about sustainable wood panels, you may also be interested in:.   - PEFC or FSC wood panelling What’s that? - Environmental advantages of using wood walls and wood ceilings - What will future wood acoustic panels be like? - The new ceilings of the world, will they be wood ceilings? The arrival of wood skyscrapers
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