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e l e me n t a l d e s i g n s Acti veNovember3r d,2008

El ementalDesi gnsi si ni ti ati ngchangesofavery gr eennatur e. Todayi spartoneofmanytocome,sowhati ssoi mportant abouttoday? November3r d,2008: WeatEl ementalDesi gns,her ei nnotedaseD,ar eannounci ngsomethi ng thatwe’ r eextr ememl yhappytoshar e.Wehavetakenal ookatthewor l d wel i vei nandhow wecanbegi ntoi mpacti ti naposi ti veway;andsti l lcr eate abetterproductforyou,ourcustomers. Afterwei ghi ngtheopti onsavai l abl e wehavefoundauni queopportuni tytohel ptakethecompanyi nagr een di r ecti on. I nor dertodothi sweateD haveal r eadytakenthestepsi nter nal l y tomakethi str ansi ti onassmoothaspossi bl e.

Sowhathavewedone? Wear emovi ngfrom the i ndustrystandar dofusi ng MDF( Medi um Densi tyFi ber boar d) forourencl osur es. Uponhavi ng donesomei ntensi ver esearchand testi nghavefoundamater i althat i sagr eenerproductthati snot onl yenvi ronmental l yfr i endl ybut al soperfor msbetteri nour appl i cati ons. Thi smater i ali san Envi ronmental l yFr i endl ySubstr ate, her ei nknownasEFS,thati snot onl yheal thi erfortheenvi ronment butal soforourempl oyeesthat wor kwi thEFS. EFSdoesnotr el ease theaddedcarci nogenscommonl y foundi nMDF,whi chal somakesEFS Cal i for ni aCompl i antfari ntothe futur easwel l .

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WhatmakesEFSactual l yfr i endl y fortheenvi ronment? EFSi sbui l tusi ngadi ffer ent processthenMDF,andi tdoesnot contai nur eafor mal dehydewhi ch i sthebondi ngagentusedasMDF i sbakedi ntothepanel scommonl y usedi nconstr ucti on. Wi thoutusi ng ur eafor mal dehydeEFSi sal soasafer mater i alforustowor kwi thaswel l ; beacusei tdoesnotemi tthefumes whi l ewear ebui l di ngencl osur es. EFS i sal sobui l tusi ngwhol ewoodl ogs ( thesear el ogsnotsui tabl efor constr ucti oni nr aw for m) ,woodchi ps, andsawmi l lwaste. Thedi ffer encesi n theprocesshel pEFSbeamater i al thathasahi gherdensi tythanMDF aswel l . Sowementi onedi thasahi gherdensi ty thanMDF,whatdoesthatmean? Basi cal l yi ntheaudi owor l dwechose themater i al stousebasedonafew factors,oneofthei mportantonesi s thedensi tyofthatmater i al .The denserthemater i althel essr esonati on thatmater i alwi l lgi vetotheencl osur e. SowhatdoesEFSdoforperfor mance? Whatwehaveseeni sthati nthe appl i cati onswe’ vehadthechanceto testsofarwear eseei ngaver agegai ns overMDFi noutput. Especi al l yasthe wattageoftheappl i cati ongoesup,the densi tyadvantageoftheEFSr eal l y appearstopushtheaver agegai neven hi gheracrossthefr equencyr angewe havebeenabl etotestsofar . Mor e aver ageoutputthati nsomecaseswas defi ni tel ysmootherhasusexci tedto seeal loftheappl i cati onswecan i ntegr ateEFS. Andnow weheadonovertopagethr eeforther esearchsi deofwhatwe’ ve foundsofarwi thusi ngEFSi nencl osur es.


Let’ stakeal ookattheCompar i sonGr aphshowi ngMDFandEFSencl osur es.

Layer8attheti meofthetestwasourcur r entMDF,Layer2i stheexactsame encl osur eastheMDFencl osur ei nwhi chbothdonothavefi l li nsi deofthebox. Sobytaki ngal ookatLayer2,thegr eenl i ner epr esenti ngEFS,youcanseethe gai nsovertheMDFencl osur ewhi chi sr epr esentedbyLayer8,ther edl i ne r epr esenti ngMDF. Outputi nthesetestsal soprovestobesmoother i nthi sappl i cati onaswel l . Onceagai nbothoftheseencl osur eswer ebui l tto theexactsamespeci fi cati ons,j ustusi ngthetwodi ffer enttypesofmater i al . Oneofther emar kabl ethi ngsthatwehaveseendur i ngtesti ngi sthatasthe powerl eveloftheappl i cati oni ncr easesthegai nandsmoothnessofr esponse usi ngtheEFSconti nuestogrow overMDF. Knowi ngourcustomersand oursel ves,thi si saverygoodthi ngthattheover al lgai nsbecomeevenmor e pronouncedasthevol umegoesup. AnyQuesti onsorCommentsPl easeFeelFr eeToContactUs:

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