Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow.
As an American furniture manufacturer for over 60 years, we have been implementing green practices before it was even fashionable. From a dust collection system in 1954 to today’s UV high-tech finishing system, we have taken every effort to be environmentally friendly as we feel it is our responsibility for the future of our earth. As a leader in our industry, our selection of wood furniture is the most reasonable and environmentally friendly choice available.With the rise in steel prices and the sensitivity to being “green”, Savoy Furniture believes that wood is the smarter choice for your furniture needs. Wood is a renewable resource and requires less energy than most to process into finished products. Wood is also low in toxicity and completely biodegradable. Wood enhances thermal performance and interior acoustics while providing long-term performance and durability. Additional advantages of wood products include:
- Added Strength and Durability
- Cost-Competitiveness Relative to Other Products
- Long-Term Performance in Aggressive-Use Environments
- Our Use of Veneer Core Plywood
Our use of veneer core plywood in place of solid wood panels in manufacturing minimizes the effect on the environment by providing a more complete use of the
harvested tree. Trees used for veneer application extends the utilization by as much as 16 times more than solids applications. By extending the use through
plywood manufacturing, future generations will be able to harvest trees and use them in similar manners.
Savoy Furniture is recognized by the Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection with a Synthetic Minor Operating Permit for our reduction of Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs) through our utilization of:
UV Finishing System
The installation of a technologically advanced ultraviolet (UV) finishing system that does not produce any substantial VOCs and which provides a material transfer rate from application to finished product in excess of 99%. We have modified our manufacturing process to enhance our products with the epoxy acrylate finish.
Stains used in finishing products are water based which reduces VOCs by as much as 90% or more.
Quality wood glues are specifically designed to penetrate the fibers of the wood, adding strength and durability to the bonded joint. Savoy’s adhesives are a water-based polyvinyl acetate emulsion that have a very low level of VOCs and do not contain any formaldehyde or urea-formaldehyde.