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Office Furniture Components

Last Updated: 02/26/24
Office Furniture Components

Materials used in office furniture manufacturing include polyethylene terephthalate (PET) in fabrics; plastic, which is integrated in components such as laminated work surfaces and arm rests; aluminum; particle board; and medium-density fiberboard (MDF), which is thicker than particle board. Recovered steel, aluminum, wood, agricultural fiber and plastic are used to make office furniture.

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Product Type

Procurement Info

Where to Buy

Cellulose Loose-Fill and Spray-On
Furniture Structure
Particleboard/Fiberboard Component
  • No federal source identified
Plastic Furniture Component
Remanufactured or Refurbished Furniture
Guiding Principles
Contributes to meeting The Guiding Principles for Sustainable Federal Buildings
Additional Guidance

For products such as office furniture, the applicable Guiding Principle for High Performance and Sustainable Buildings depends on what characteristics are included in the product.  If it has recycled content it would be GP 5, if it is low-emitting it would be GP 4, if it's both, it would be included in both. "Low emitting" would be any product that has a low emissions or low VOC standard.

Composite wood products must meet Environmental Protection Agency limitsopens in new window on emissions of formaldehyde. Composite wood product means hardwood plywood made with a veneer or composite core, medium-density fiberboard, and particleboard.

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