Ecological awareness has had a lasting impact on consumer and industrial habits. Reducing our dependence on non-renewable fossil fuels is now a priority. To achieve this, the Research & Development departments of manufacturers like Groupe Berkem have put all their efforts into developing products that are more environmentally friendly and more sustainable.
One of the biggest problems in creating wood treatment products from natural, biobased raw materials is finding a formula that is as effective and stable as the conventional chemical version.
Years of research and development have gone into developing alternatives to conventional products.
In the 1950s, petroleum solvents were considered to be the most effective products, but in the 1990s, the emergence of aqueous solutions was the first step in an eco-responsible approach.
Since the 2000s, Groupe Berkem’s Research and Development department has been promoting microemulsions and gel emulsions, and has begun to develop formulas based on raw materials derived from biomass.
But how can you be sure that the product is effective? Thanks to tests carried out both in-house and by independent consultants, you can be sure that biobased solutions are just as effective as their conventional counterparts. All Groupe Berkem’s biosourced solutions, like its standard ranges, comply with current European regulatory requirements.
Consumer concerns evolve over time. Ecology, environmental protection and the use of renewable resources are now central issues for the French.
Using healthier products whenever possible is now a reflex for many people. From a household point of view, this has led to an explosion in sales of black soap, bicarbonate of soda and white vinegar in recent years, reputed to be as effective and more environmentally friendly than conventional household products. According to the 2019 GreenFlex-ADEME Barometer of Responsible Consumption, 80% of French people have already changed their habits to limit the impact of their consumption.
When it comes to choosing professionals to carry out maintenance work on their home, once again the eco-responsible approach of companies is taken into account in the choice of service provider. According to the 2019 GreenFlex-ADEME Barometer of Responsible Consumption, 63% of French people have more confidence in a company when they use sustainableproducts.
For several years now, Groupe Berkem has offered a complete range of wood protection solutions formulated from renewable raw materials.
Groupe Berkem’s commitment is manifold:
You can find the biobased formulations for preventive and curative wood treatments: