CraftMaster Manufacturing, Inc. (CMI) has introduced a new line of Green Doors. The new, environmentally friendly doors are made with sustainable materials, recycled content, and low VOC primers and adhesives, and they produce low formaldehyde emissions. The new Green Doors are available in all CraftMaster raised panel, molded door designs from the original six-panel Colonist and four-panel, square-top Coventry to the two-panel, square top Carrara; arched top, two-panel plank Cashal and others.

Builders, remodelers and other industry professionals seeking molded interior doors that meet or exceed green building industry standards, can specify CraftMaster Green Doors from CMI.

To complement a wide range of home styles and decorating tastes, many passage and bifold doors can be specified in two thicknesses (1-3/8 or 1-3/4), three heights (standard 6’8, 7’0 and 8’0) and various widths.

In addition to standard hollow core construction, CMI offers CraftMaster Green Doors with a solid GreenLite fiberboard door core. The rigid, lightweight core provides the heft, weight and sound-deadening properties of a solid wood door, plus it is made using wood obtained from forestlands that are certified by Sustainable Forestry Initiative.

CraftMaster Green Doors made with this sustainable solid core contain a minimum of 65% by weight, pre-consumer recycled content. Hollow core CraftMaster Green Doors contains a minimum of 50% by weight, pre-consumer recycled content. All CraftMaster Green Doors have no added urea formaldehyde, and they produce very low formaldehyde and VOC emissions, exceeding the California Air Resources Board’s Airborne Toxic Control Measure 93120.

Because the building industry remains at the forefront of the green movement, there is strong demand for interior doors that maximize the Earth’s natural resources without sacrificing quality and performance, said Bob Merrill, CMI’s president and chief executive officer. By specifying CraftMaster Green Doors, builders and remodelers gain the environmental benefits consumers desire, while maintaining the beauty and functionality of molded door designs that resist shrinking, swelling, cracking and joint separation.

CraftMaster molded door designs, which are used to make CraftMaster Green Doors, have received Scientific Certification Systems’ (SCS) certification for key green building elements. They also are certified to contain a minimum of 63% by weight, pre-consumer recycled content and have no added urea formaldehyde.

CMI uses sawmill chips generated as residual waste from sawmill operations and field chips to make CraftMaster doors and molded door designs. Field chips are the residuals from field chipping operations of tree tops and leftover wood. Left unused, this wood would simply rot or be sent to landfills. Instead, it is broken down into fibers, and then exposed to intense heat and pressure and converted into engineered durable, beautiful wood products.

With the combination of environmentally friendly raw materials and sustainable manufacturing practices, CraftMaster Green Doors help building professionals contribute to important green building industry programs, including LEED for Commercial Interiors, LEED for New Construction and Major Renovations, LEED for Homes, NAHB’s National Green Building Standard.