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Innovations

Green is not just our favorite color; it has been our philosophy from the start, at the core of everything we do. HON is always innovating on behalf of planet Earth. Innovations like Comold® that divert thousands of tons of wood waste from landfills annually.

Comold

Comold, compression molded seat and back components, made from 100% recovered wood fiber are used extensively in HON seating products. Using secondary wood material saves thousands of trees per year and diverts thousands of tons of wood waste from landfills. Comold exemplifies HON’s “Lean Leads to Green” philosophy.

Recycled Counterweight

HON converts waste material from a local steel plant called mill scale into counterweights, instead of using large amounts of heavy steel plate. These components have improved the overall recycled content of our storage products and have helped divert local waste from the landfill.

Fabric Recycling

The HON Company minimizes fabric waste by using precise, computer-guided cutting machine. However, some fabric scraps are inevitable. We collect our scrap fabric and turn it over to a company that shreds it for use in “shoddy” – a fibrous material predominately used in the automotive industry. Annually, we recycle 200-300 bales of fabric scraps – keeping 1,000 lbs. of fabric waste per bale out of landfills.

Packaging Innovations

For years, The HON Company has been working to reduce the amount of packing material delivered to our customer sites. Our Bulk Packing, Multi-Pack and ComPack options consume fewer raw materials, reduces the carbon footprint for shipping, and decreases the amount of shipping material our customers must recycle or send to landfills.

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