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Hardwoods Specialty Products is committed to sustainable alternatives to our natural wood resources. Echo Wood® provides endless opportunities in creating the look of the most common, to the most exotic and rare species. The process of manipulating common wood fiber through computer design and technology enables us to reproduce the natural appearance of nearly any species you desire. This environmentally responsible alternative produces architectural real wood veneers that are defect free and consistent in color and grain, time and time again. Hardwoods Specialty Products, one of North America's largest hardwood wholesale distributors, has teamed with Dehua TB Engineered Wood Co., LTD for the exclusive distribution of Echo Wood® in North America. Together we are committed to continually providing the market with products that promote the preservation and sustainability of the world's natural wood resources. Dehua TB Engineered Wood Co., LTD is part of Dehua Group Holding Co., LTD. Established in 1992, Dehua has quickly grown to one of China's largest wood processing companies with nearly 3 million square feet of manufacturing facilities, and a quarter of a million acres of forestry land. The 395,000 square foot engineered wood factory is located in Wukang Town, Deqing County, near the Hardwoods Specialty Products' offices and is the largest manufacturer of engineered wood products in Zhejiang province. Dehua TB Engineered Wood Co., LTD is ISO 9001, and ISO 14001 certified for environmental management, and is certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) for chain of custody. They also hold the China Environmental Labeling Certificate and are members of the World Wildlife Fund Forestry and Trade Network. For more than eight decades Hardwoods Specialty Products has been providing hardwood products to North America. We remain steadfast in our commitment to worldwide sourcing of high quality wood products, excellent customer service, competitive pricing and sustainable forestry management.
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Distributed World-Wide from our North American Distribution Centers NORTH WESTERN GROUP Langley Calgary Edmonton Saskatoon Duncan Winnipeg Kelowna PACIFIC MOUNTAIN GROUP Renton Spokane Wilsonville Hawaii Denver Salt Lake City Boise CALIFORNIA GROUP Riverside Livermore Phoenix PAXTON GROUP Denver Kansas City Cincinnati Chicago San Antonio TEXAS GROUP Arlington Houston San Antonio GREAT LAKES GROUP Brampton Grand Rapids Elkhart Mattoon Rogers The Preferred Hardwood Source Frank Paxton Lumber Company For more information please visit our website A Division of Hardwoods Specialty Products www.hardwoods-inc.com www.paxtonwood.com Hardwoods Specialty Products Ltd. FSC Certified since 2004 www.fsc.org FSC - C010784 Hardwoods Specialty Products can supply FSC material for FSC certified products on request.
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North WesterN CANADA group ALbertA group CALgAry, Ab Phone (403) 236-9100 WINNIpeg, mb Phone (204) 633-6150 bC group LANgLey, bC Phone (604) 856-1111 CALIForNIA group LIvermore, CA Phone (925) 455-5858 LAke stAtes group brAmptoN, oN Phone (905) 792-6600 rogers, mN Phone (763) 428-3153 pACIFIC mouNtAIN group boIse, ID Phone (208) 323-7711 sALt LAke CIty, ut Phone (801) 972-4215 texAs group ArLINgtoN, tx Phone (817) 633-8333 CINCINNAtI, oh Phone (513) 984-8200 ChICAgo, IL Phone (773) 767-1207 Contact Information For general information contact the nearest distribution center. For international and direct shipments, contact Echo Wood product Management at (602) 278-5000 Please visit us online at www.hardwoods-inc.com eDmoNtoN, Ab Phone (780) 455-5111 keLoWNA, bC Phone (250) 491-7677 phoeNIx, Az Phone (602) 278-5000 eLkhArt, IN Phone (574) 295-7600 DeNver, Co Phone (303) 373-5300 spokANe, WA Phone (509) 921-7702 houstoN, tx Phone (832) 200-3555 FrANk pAxtoN Lumber CompANy DeNver, Co Phone (303) 399-6810 sAN ANtoNIo, tx Phone (210) 653-9663 sAskAttoN, Ab Phone (306) 244-8081 DuNCAN, bC Phone (250) 715-1485 rIversIDe, CA Phone (951) 653-9433 grAND rApIDs, mI Phone (616) 784-9800 kApoLeI, oAhu, hI Phone (808) 682-0845 WILsoNvILLe, or Phone (503) 570-0211 sAN ANtoNIo, tx Phone (210) 666-1966 kANsAs CIty, mo Phone (816) 483-7000 mAttooN, IL Phone (217) 234-9663 reNtoN, WA Phone (425) 251-1213
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Environmental Attributes of Echo Wood® Sourcing Echo Wood® is manufactured using two different species: Ayous (Triplochiton Scleroxylon) also known as Obeche or Samba. This fiber source is primarily harvested in the central region of West Africa, specifically Western Cameroon. It remains abundant and is secure throughout its natural growth range, with little to no threat to its population. Along with the procurement of certified wood, our factory works directly with the Cameroon local governments to comply with their Forest Management Plan with the primary focus being sustainability. Ayous logs, certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council are the fiber source for all FSC certified Echo Wood®. Basswood (Tilia) also known as Linden. This fiber source is primarily harvested from plantations in Northern China and is a close relative to Basswood found in North America and Europe. Our factory works with Basswood plantations to ensure all government regulations are compiled with while using sustainable forestry practices to harvest this fiber. Through supervised forest management programs and consultation with independent foresters, our mill ensures harvesting methods are monitored for sustained yield management and minimal environmental impact. The factory also maintains membership in many international organizations such as the World Wildlife Fund Forestry and Trade Network, holds the China Environment Labeling Certificate, is certified for ISO 14001 Environmental Management and is certified by the Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) for chain of custody. Dehua TB (FSC cert. #SGSHK-C0C-006659) and Hardwoods Specialty Products (FSC cert. #SCS-C0C-000144) are committed to sustainable forestry management and encourages all who participate in the forestry supply chain to do the same. By using readily available and FSC certified Ayous, harvested using sustainable forestry practices and plantation grown Basswood, we can create the look of almost any exotic veneer such as Ebony, Zebrawood, Rosewood, Teak, and Wenge while saving these great forests for future generations. All fiber purchased for production is harvested in compliance with the CITES International Trade Agreement. Quick Facts * More than 85% of Echo Wood® veneers are offered FSC certified * All Echo Wood® veneers are CARB Phase 2 compliant * All dyes used in producing Echo Wood® are water based and contain no heavy metals * 100% of the harvested fiber is used in the production of Echo Wood® * Saplings are re-planted at 10 times the harvest rate * Defect free panels offer maximum yield and minimal waste LEED Credit Support * Echo Wood® Veneers can be laid up on any environmental substrate including 100% recycled wood particle board or MDF produced with no added Urea formaldehyde * LEED credit support MR 4 and IEQ 4.4 * Echo Wood® can be laid up regionally to reduce fossil fuel emissions - LEED credit support MR 5 * Echo Wood® can be laid up on an FSC certified platform - LEED credit support MR 7
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Echo Wood® Reconstituted Real Wood Veneer General Information Our reconstituted wood products echo nature's most desired and rare species without impacting the sustainability of these great forests. The use of common wood fiber from well managed, plantation grown and FSC certified forests, provide an excellent resource for the production of Echo Wood® products. These products provide a practical alternative to achieving the look of even the most expensive and rare woods, by providing the highest quality, architectural wood veneers, panels and edge tape available. These environmentally responsible veneers are defect free and consistent in color and grain time and time again. Applications Echo Wood® has been designed for interior applications where achieving consistency in grain and color with the warmth and beauty of real wood is desired. Among the many uses for Echo Wood® are Finish Carpentry, Millwork, Store Fixtures, Display Cases, Contract Furniture, Residential Furniture, Kitchen Cabinetry, Interior Doors, Vanities and Wall Coverings. Technical Information Veneer Thickness 0.6mm Veneer sizes Widths: 630mm and 1260mm Lengths: 2480mm and 3100mm Edge Tape Sizes 0.6mm x 20mm-300mm 2mm x 20mm-300mm All Echo Wood® veneers are compliant with the California Air Resource Board Phase 2(CARB2) requirements for formaldehyde emissions. Available Veneer Backing * 10 mil paper - moisture resistant, flexible * 2 ply wood backer - flexible * Duraback - moisture resistant, flexible * Fabric - drywall friendly, flexible * Fleece - flexible, non moisture resistant * Phenolic - moisture resistant, rigid * Polyback - phenolic replacement, moisture resistant, flexible * PSA - peel and stick, flexible * Plywood - all patterns are available laminated to the plywood core of your choice. Most products are available prefinished are fire rated. Quality Assurance All Echo Wood® veneers start from the highest "A" grade wood fiber. Proprietary moulds are used to consistently shape the grain pattern in every block produced. Only the highest quality water based dyes are used. The product undergoes quality control inspections in each step of the production process, ensuring that only the highest quality products are brought to market. A final visual inspection of each veneer is done to ensure quality and color accuracy before it is shipped from the factory.
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Project specification sheets like the one below can be easily downloaded from our web site at www.hardwoods-inc.com Item echo Wood® specification DesCrIptIoN Engineered Wood - Echo Wood NAme styLe# FsC CertIFIeD LoCAtIoN CoLor grAIN - Cut thICkNess uv LIght resIstANCe FINIsh bACkINg eCho WooD speCIFICAtIoN Notes Qtr Wenge (insert veneer name) WG-111Q (insert veneer code) Yes/No See drawings for details Dark wood - Wenge Straight grain cut (quartered) 0.6mm UV inhibitor must be used in finish Clear lacquer 12% sheen Veneer is laminated to a substrate See drawings for details Hardwoods Specialty Products 5302 W. Buckeye Bldg. A Face veneer to match architect's sample. Veneers shall be cut from "A" grade Basswood or Ayous logs. Veneers shall be stacked in proprietary moulds to consistently produce grain pattern of architect's sample. Water soluble dyes shall be used to produce color of architect's sample. Wood block is cut into composite veneer, thus providing finished product equal to architect's sample. Finished veneer shall be dried to 10-12% moisture content. Phoenix, AZ 85043 Ph 602-278-5000 Contact: Rich Gorrill Email: firstname.lastname@example.org Web: www.hardwoods-inc.com veneer to match architect's sample. No substitutions. vendor
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Installation Echo Wood® can be ordered already laminated to your choice of substrates, and delivered to the fabricator for further processing. The fabricator may also do their own lamination by following the installation instructions below. Surface Preparation Echo Wood® veneers should be bonded to a high quality backer, plywood, Medium Density Fiberboard (MDF), Particleboard (PBC) or similar product using a ridged glue line and following the directions of the adhesive manufacturer. The more resistant the substrates are to dimensional change (expansion and contraction due to humidity and temperature) the better the results. It is critical that Echo Wood® is properly acclimated a minimum of 48 hours along with the substrate and adhesive prior to fabrication. Contact cement can only be used with Echo Wood® veneers that have a phenolic backer or other backers that are approved for use with contact cement and should not be used with fleece or raw back veneer. Before applying the Echo Wood® veneer, carefully inspect the face and back for oil, grease, wax, dirt, dust or other contaminates. The surface must be smooth, all holes, indentations, bumps or raised areas must be either filled or sanded smooth. For most panel products, a balancing backer should be used to avoid warping. Finishing Echo Wood® veneers are primarily intended to have a clear lacquer, varnish, polyester or other standard finishing materials applied to them. Echo Wood® veneers can take a stain, but each species will have varying results. Test finishes on a sample before finishing a final product. Finish all edges to help prevent moisture absorption. All wood veneers will fade or change color with exposure to a strong light source. UV inhibiting finishes are necessary to retard fading or color change. Project Conditions Care should be taken to ensure that Echo Wood® veneers/panels are installed in a project that has suitable environmental conditions (ambient temperature exceeding 65 degrees Fahrenheit and relative humidity of 40-60%). Maintenance The finished surface should be cleaned and maintained in accordance with the recommendations of the finish manufacture's specifications.
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Storage and Handling All wood veneers are subject to ambient atmospheric conditions such as humidity and temperature. Optimum conditions for handling and storing Echo Wood® veneers are when ambient temperatures exceed 65 degrees Fahrenheit with a relative humidity of 40-60%. Echo Wood® veneers should be stored horizontally with a dark, non-transparent cover completely protecting them from UV light. Care should be taken to not fold, crease, dent, or scratch the veneers. Limitations Echo Wood® veneers are not recommended for exterior use or direct application to concrete or other similar products. Dyes used in the production of Echo Wood® veneers are sensitive to natural and artificial UV light. As with all natural woods, Echo Wood® could fade or change color with prolonged exposure to UV light. A UV inhibiting finish must be used with all wood products. Limited Warranty Hardwoods Specialty Products US LP warrants that Echo Wood® veneers are free from defects in materials and workmanship at the time of their delivery to you. Hardwoods Specialty Products US LP will honor only those claims for defective material or workmanship that are reported to your distributor within 25 days from the date you accept delivery of the product in question. With respect to claims of defective product received within that period, your exclusive remedy for a loss or claim resulting from the use of Echo Wood® veneers shall be, at Hardwoods Specialty Products US LP's sole option, the repair or replacement of any such product proven to be defective. This warranty does not apply to damages resulting from faulty installation of the product or resulting from accident, alteration, misuse, tampering, negligence, or abuse. In no event shall Hardwoods Specialty Products US LP be responsible for any incidental, special, exemplary and/or consequential damages, and any such damages, regardless of the legal theory upon which they are based, are hereby specifically disclaimed. This limited warranty constitutes the sole warranty provided by Hardwoods Specialty Products US LP with respect to Echo Wood® veneers, and all other warranties of any kind, whether expressed or implied (including any implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose), are hereby excluded. Some states do not allow the exclusion or limitation of incidental or consequential damages, so the above limitations or exclusions may not apply to you. This Limited Warranty gives you specific legal rights, and you may also have other rights which vary from state to state.