Several companies can claim to be 'green' and friendly to the environment, but Sansin truly live and breathe their environmental practices, as important now as when Sansin first pioneered the Water based alkyd solution over 25 years ago.
Natural by design
Sansin's technology is inspired by a thousand year old tradition that uses nature's own ingredients - resins and gums from the heartwood of trees - to deliver sustainable protection.
Low VOC Content
New legislation about Volatile Organic Compound (VOC) content in coatings has forced a wide range of companies to change their formulas to fit within the 152 gram per litre regulations. Caring about the environment from the outset means Sansin's original forumulas are as low as 32 grams per litre, meaning it is as safe to use as it always has been.
No harmful ingredients
Paraffin wax is often used in many water and solvent-based coatings to protect against moisture damage, however this surface layer can be easily eroded by exposure to UV radiation. In fact, just 5 hours of direct sunlight can reduce water repellency by over 60%* Sansin coatings use no paraffin an contain modified natural oils and resins, impregnated with special UV protectants - so every cell of your wood is protected.
*Source - Water-based vs. Solvent-based formulations. Wood Science Faculty, U of T/Jan. '02
Focus on responsibility
Sansin strives to minimise waste and ensure responsible handling of waste products. A unique rinse water recycling system allows products of cleaning processes to capture and reuse raw materials otherwise waster. Regular facility improvements and operating initiatives such as the Sansin Second Nature programme focus on energy savings, waste reduction and recycling.
Wood is Sansin's passion and their commitment to protecting it and the environment is paramount. Sansin's vision is continually improve their products alongside their environmental practices, as part of Sansin's Second Nature programme. Sansin are pursuing initiatives such as using alternative green energy, smart car technology, and smart manufacturing processes, moving closer to the objective of operating a sustainable zero waste production facility.