Nikwax is unveiling a new booth at Summer OR that uses renewable and recycled materials throughout the entirety of the booth. Additionally, the entire booth, including the structure, facade, furniture, hanging sign, and even the shipping crate will all be recyclable at the end of the booth’s useful life. The un-carpeted floor, which has now been adopted show-wide for the aisles, means less waste and materials. Stickers made from wood, which are durable, dishwasher safe and biodegradable, will be handed out in lieu of vinyl.
Falconboard, the main component of the booth, is primarily made from renewable forest
resources and recycled materials. It is completely recyclable and produces no chlorofluorocarbons and emits no VOCs during manufacturing, said the company. Falconboard meets the requirements for sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) certification in North America and promotes closed loop recycling. It is baler friendly, renewable and reusable, lessens dependence on petroleum-based resins and decreases landfill waste.
“We’re excited to unveil a new booth that exhibits our long and evolving commitment to sustainability”,.
“Trade shows like OR oftentimes lead to huge expenditures of resources, and these can cause heavy impacts on the environment,” said Heidi Allen, VP marketing, Nikwax NA. “By creating a fully recyclable booth, produced using sustainable materials, we hope to show that trade shows don’t have to mean piles of waste. We’re excited to be part of an industry and trade show that is working toward improvement in many meaningful ways. To all our friends at this upcoming show who are also taking steps on plastic and waste reduction, great work.”