Green & leed
KNOTWOOD is Committed to making a product
cleaner, safer & better for the environment.
One of the strongest and most recyclable metals available, aluminum, was the natural choice for our high-quality building materials. Knotwood uses an extrusion process, meaning materials are readily recycled without further processing at the end of use. As a result, nearly 100% of the aluminum can be recovered and reused, creating an environmentally responsible building material.
KNOTWOOD's industry-leading powder coatings are VOC-free, recyclable during the application, and produced as part of a sustainable manufacturing process. Moreover, their powder coatings are proven to be more eco-efficient than many alternative coating products.
KNOTWOOD seamlessly combines the natural beauty and timeless appeal of wood with the capabilities of aluminum. Our specialty powder coating process produces the most lifelike woodgrain colors. We offer each of our aluminum building systems in all of our woodgrain, solid, and custom colors.
Ideal for architects, remodelling and replacement contractors
looking for a lasting, fade resistant woodgrain finish.
KNOTWOOD is maintenance free, 100% recyclable, will not warp, rot or split and is non-combustible and is also ideal for interior use as it gives off zero emissions and the manufacturing process is VOC Free (Volatile Organic Compounds).
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A WORD ABOUT ALUMINUM
Choosing a material with sustainability in mind is becoming more paramount. Metal is one of the most recycled materials on the planet and aluminum boasts one of the highest recycling rates of any metal. KNOTWOOD’s is 100% recyclable, uses VOC free coatings, and lead-free finishes resulting in a smaller environmental footprint. KNOTWOOD remains committed to ecologically responsible production processes.
Aluminum boasts one of the highest recycling rates of any metal. At the end of their long life, KNOTWOOD extrusions can be readily recycled. Recycled aluminum generally falls into two broad categories.
New scrap resulting from a manufacturing process such as extrusion is often not contaminated and of known quality. This scrap is remelted and reprocessed with very little further treatment. Due to its high value, such scrap enjoys an almost 100% recycle rate.
Old scrap, such as that from beverage cans, building and transport is gathered and recycled via an efficient network of scrap metal merchants which sort and separate it from other metals such as iron and steel. This scrap is most usually remelted by secondary refiners into silicon-based alloys used predominantly for aluminum castings.
As recycling of aluminum requires only 5% of the initial energy consumed to create it, recycling one ton of aluminum saves 5 tons of bauxite and 15,000-kilowatt hours of electricity, making excellent environmental and financial sense.