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Décortech Second Life Project

06 Oct 2020 by Decortech

Décortech has been supplying samples to the market for many years and has to date used recyclable custom cardboard boxes to present these in. These sample boxes have images of some of Décortech's outstanding projects showcased across them, which has been a great marketing tool showing the end result of what the samples can achieve.

Being mindful of the increase in environmental awareness, the Décortech team have put their ideas together to create new sample boxes in-house using the offcuts from active projects.

As Décortech panels are not always a standard sheet size the panel size requirements change from project to project. The offcuts created have traditionally been sent off to be recycled at a recycling facility but will now be utilised in creating a range of sample boxes, giving waste a second life and truly showcasing what Décortech can do all in one.

The second life project is currently in prototype stage with the Décortech team finalising the design and finer details to ensure the sample boxes will be aesthetically pleasing and durable. Décortech’s vision is that these sample boxes have a long life and are reused time and time again. Each sample box will be numbered and kept track of in a register to enable Décortech to contact the box holder to establish if they want the samples refreshed or the box picked up allowing it to be used again.

Décortech aims to follow best practice in all aspects of the manufacturing process of Décortech panels, including best practice in the management of their wastage.

Décortech’s new and improved Second Life Sample Boxes will be rolling out into the market in November this year.

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Décortech have been Market Leaders in decorative, acoustic and Fire Retardant wall and ceiling linings since 2002. Décortech offers a complete program of decorative, acoustic and fire resistant panels, combined with standard or fully customised perforations to suit your design requirements. Our years of experience means we have in place a stringent process to minimise errors in the manufacturing and delays on site. Shop drawings for every panel are included in our service to ensure that the panels are made right, first time. This process has been invaluable to our installers as potentially costly mistakes are picked up on paper and fixed before they become problems during construction.When working with Real Timber Veneer, Décortech work closely with architects to ensure the best outcome. We have in place a control sample archive for completed projects to help minimise veneer inconsistencies should extra panels be required at a later date. Décortech will also work closely with suppliers of other veneered items to ensure a better project consistency.All standard Décortech panels have been tested for Acoustic performance by Marshall Day Acoustics making it easy to specify panels to achieve required NRC and open area values.The Décortech Paintline is used to pre-finish most of our panels. The Paintline allows us to provide a high quality finish with a computer controlled application giving a perfect, run free appearance every time. Our specially developed UV cured paint or clear finishes are hard wearing, scratch resistant and ensure a dust free final product. Panels come off the line dry allowing us to keep lead times to a minimum. Pre-finished Décortech panels mean a controllable and pre-determined panel appearance and finish quality.At Décortech we have years of experience behind us and have been part of some of New Zealand’s most prestigious projects We have delivered many high end commercial projects building a reputation for quality. In 2010 we completed Wellington Airport, one of our most demanding projects. There were over 500 shop drawings created to achieve the complex and unique angled triangular panels. The results are outstanding and well worth the effort.At Décortech we have the ability to make your project come to life. Talk to us today for further information or to request samples on 0800 211 311.


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