Richlite FSC-Certified Countertops

Credit: Richlite Company

What makes this product green?

  • Post-consumer recycled content
  • Certified wood


Richlite makes a durable countertop material made from paper and phenolic resin. All of Richlite’s paper content (60%–70% of the material) is now either certified to the Forest Stewardship Council’s (FSCNonprofit organization that promotes forestry practices that are sustainable from environmental and social standpoints; FSC certification on a wood product is an indicator that the wood came from a well-managed forest.) standards, or derived from 100% post-consumer recycled paper (the R100 line). Despite the phenol-formaldehydeChemical found in many building products; most binders used for manufactured wood products are formaldehyde compounds. Reclassified by the United Nations International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2004 as a “known human carcinogen." content, the material is certified by GreenguardThird-party certification program that identifies building products and materials which produce relatively low levels of emissions. GreenGuard is administered by the nonprofit GreenGuard Environmental Institute (GEI). Other GEI programs include the Children & Schools standard, which addresses emission standards for educational facilities, and the GreenGuard for Building Construction Program, a mold risk-reduction program that certifies the design, construction, and ongoing operations of new multifamily and commercial properties. Children & Schools for low emissions and has a measured formaldehyde levels of just 0.001 ppm—far lower than background levels.

Additional Info

Product Attributes

  • Post-Consumer Content : 60-70 %


  • California Section 01350
  • Forest Stewardship Council (FSC)
  • UL Greenguard Gold

Manufacturer Information

Richlite Company
624 E. 15th St.
Tacoma, WA 98421
Fax: 253-383-5536
Toll-free: 888-383-5533

Listed in: Countertops