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Posted By Jill Fehrenbacher On June 30, 2005 @ 4:28 pm In green furniture | 2 Comments
Hauptman Products Inc.  (HPI) was founded five years ago with a mission to create well designed products that are socially and environmentally responsible. Judging by the aesthetics and specs of their reSeat  line, I’d hazard to say they’ve more than lived up to their mission statement.
The forming process used to create the reSeat line is based loosely on a reconstituted wood manufacturing process used to create strong and sturdy shipping pallets. ?The wood used is North American Aspen due to its growth speed and self-regenerating characteristics. ?Using wood chips allows them to maximize the use of their lumber, while bonding it with a formaldehyde-free adhesive system ensures the product is green from end to end.
Never ones to rest on their laurels, HPI is presently working on a new palm foliage composite called Palmstrate, made from 95% Southern California green waste and 5% soy-based adhesive. ?They’re expecting the first Palmstrate products to hit the market in early 2006.
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