The move, the partners say, is a much-anticipated development for the furniture industry that will help accelerate its shift toward sustainability.

The new product is called PANTair and is made at Seripanneaux’s production site in Saint-Vincent-De-Tyrosse, South West France

The partners believe the product has a big potential markets due particleboard being used in 63% of all furniture manufactured for the European market, as well as the current emphasis on sustainability, environmentally-friendly products and carbon emission reduction.

Evertree resins are developed using sunflower and rapeseed oilcakes, which are byproducts of the vegetable oil refining process.

Seripanneaux specializes in the manufacture of raw and melamine-coated particleboard and has operated since 1962. It operates out of a 10-hectare site in the Landes department, employing a workforce of 90 employees who produce 120,000m3 of product each year and generating €35m in turnover.