Furniture Industry Outlook in 2010: Environmental Issues
Along with the improving global economic conditions, the furniture business is now beginning to grow. The rising demand for furniture products started at the end of this year and seems poised to continue to increase in the next year. But there are some things that should be anticipated by the furniture business player, one of which is the the environment. At this moment the issue of earth and environmental safety is important. This of course will affect the furniture business. In correlation with these environmental issues there are at least two things that must be faced by the furniture industry in the future:
1. The issue of global warming
Global warming is an important issue today. One way to reduce global warming is to preserve forests and plants. Many furniture products use wood as a raw material. Therefore the furniture industry is expected to be an industry that is expected to be responsible for forests and plants. Using certified wood and using forest resources and timber in a responsible manner to improve wood sustainability is an important piece in this.
2. The issue of air cleanliness
The society of the world today increasingly wishes to have clean air. Along with the advancement of civilization and technology, our air becomes filthy by the gas emissions generated by the process in manufacturing industries. Like other industries, the furniture industry is required to release less gas emissions into the air. In the future there will be more and more restrictions on gas emissions released in the manufacture of furniture. The finishing process is considered as the one of the furniture manufacturing processes that produced particles that pollute the air. So there will be more and more demands for the finishing process to be more environmentally friendly, both in the finishing process and the finishing materials used.