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Ceremonial presentation on 4th October

ICONIC AWARDS 2017 | Architecture. Interior. Product. Communication. Concept.

A competition for the whole world of architecture.

It was an entertaining evening on October 4th in the double cone of BMW Welt in Munich! This can also bee seen in the pictures, which you can view as a short film ( Participants and award winners from around the whole world made this evening an international celebration of architecture. Prizes were awarded to visionary buildings, innovative products and sustainable communication from every category in the fields of architecture, construction and real estate, as well as the branch of industry producing for them.

All the more reason for the participants of elka Holzwerke, along with their successful Bavarian sales partner HWW GmbH & Co. Holzwerke KG from Waal, to be excited about receiving the Winner Certificate of the Iconic Award in the Product category. The Iconic Award, one of the most important centres of competence for design and architecture, honours an innovative and extremely low emission raw material for the RAL-certified timber and prefabricated housing industry. In doing so, the long-term development of esb (elka strong board) into the now perfected esb PLUS has now been recognised for the first time.



Left to right: HWW Head of Marketing/Authorised Representative Alexander Schmid, Head of Marketing & Sales Dipl. Kfm. Dagmar E. Hilden-Kuntz (elka-Holzwerke GmbH) & Prince Georg von der Leyen (HWW)

For the esb PLUS panel, elka Holzwerke uses low resin green spruce chippings which produce low VOC (volatile organic compound). The spruces originate from sustainable forestry with the PEFC seal. A special process guarantees less than 0.03 ppm formaldehyde emission by the board. Recycling-friendly MUF bonding also contributes to the sustainability.

The esb PLUS also leaves other raw materials, such as the OSB boards, far behind in terms of transverse tensile strength and bending strength in both axes. The boards are largely vapour-permeable and certified as tongue and groove underlay boards. Furthermore, the green spruce chippings give the very uniform, light coloured surface, which is always sanded by elka before delivery. Since 1.1.2017, the tougher environmental labels "Blue Angel" and "Sentinel Haus" are applied to outstanding environmental properties with unique features.




esb Plus/ VITA