Responsible Materials

Sourced in Australia

At Verbox we believe in a supportive economy, so we purchase all of our products here in Australia. Even though overseas imports can be cheaper, we think it’s a small price to pay to keep the money circulating through our economy. Quality is generally much higher and is easier controlled on shore and benefits us all in the long run.

Origins

Most of what goes into our products are sourced and manufactured in Australia, although we have a few exceptions. There are four main materials we use in all our products. They are; MDF (frames and strips), Plywood (frames and diffusers), Glass Wool Insulation (core absorber) and Cotton Drill/Poplin fabric (panel coverings).

Detailed Information

MDF: Sourced from various local (Vic and NSW) pine plantations and manufactured near Wangaratta. Has a FSC certification.
Plywood: Sourced and manufactured overseas. Has a FSC certification.
Glass Wool: Sourced from local 80% recycled glass and manufactured in Dandenong (Vic). FBS-1 Glass Wool Bio-Soluble Insulation - safe to use.
Cotton Drill & Poplin Fabric: Both sourced and manufactured from overseas.

Recycle and Reuse

We put minimal wastage before profit when it comes to product design. Any materials that cannot be salvaged are either reused by other businesses (fabric for making masks, or stuffed toys, saw dust used for burning kilns etc) or recycled through the proper channels to ensure minimal waste is sent to landfill.

Biodegradable

With the right handling and care, our products should last a lifetime. But if they were ever to be disposed of, you can rest assured they are made from the majority of raw materials. Our only exceptions are the Cotton/Poly Poplin coverings on the rear of our panels and some resin/binders found in some of the materials.

Safe to use

All of our materials are hazardous free and considered safe to use. So having your confined bedroom studio, or the eating area of your restaurant full of panels, we can ensure they will bring no harm to you or your customers.

If on the rare case you happen to be highly reactive or allergic to things in general, you may experience difficulty using our products that contain MDF. We have only come across this issue once. In which case, best you contact us for a visit before purchasing.