Japan Partnership for Circular Economy

Japan Partnership for Circular Economy


Development and use of new sustainable material: an eco-conscious flooring substrate

[Company / organization] Panasonic Corporation

In the area of housing materials, we exclusively developed an eco-conscious wood-based flooring substrate that utilizes 100% recycled wooden materials (excluding glue) made from construction waste. Thanks to our wide-ranging processing technologies, we successfully created a substrate with high density with superior solidity compared with general plywood and which offers excellent scratch and dent resistance.

The starch in wooden materials can attract insects (lyctus), however, our product is insect resistant as it has a low starch content. This is because the wooden materials used in the product are mainly derived from conifers and old broadleaf trees are only used sparingly. The product is also waterproof due to our exclusive technology. This product can reduce the consumption of natural materials and also contributes to preserving biodiversity.

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