At Kube Contract we know our responsibility reaches beyond the remarkable spaces that we love to create. We choose our product partnerships carefully to ensure control over important issues such as sustainability and ethical production. We collaborate with these suppliers in an ongoing search for new raw materials and new production techniques. We believe quality products that offer functionality and aesthetic appeal are the result of quality production.
Our products are ISO 9001 Certified and ISO 14001 Certified. We represent products that have been ISO 9001 certified since 1993. ISO 9001 is the international standard that specifies requirements for a quality management system (QMS). It demonstrates the ability to consistently provide products and services that meet regulatory requirements. It also reduces errors and therefore faulty product and waste. ISO 14001 is also a family of standards that helps organisations minimise how their operations negatively affect the environment. The products we represent have been ISO Certified since 2001.
Cradle to Cradle™ Certified. The products we represent are also Cradle to Cradle certified. This is a set of product standards that guides manufacturers through a continual improvement process that looks at a product through five quality categories — material health, material reutilisation, renewable energy and carbon management, water stewardship and social fairness.
More on the products we represent. Our colour and frame inks have been solvent free since 1995. We use water based inks. Our adhesives, cleaners, substrate sealants and primers do not contain solvents. Our paper is sourced from wood that has been harvested from responsibly managed forests. Our products are produced in the most modern production facilities in Europe and North America on new printing machines that are naturally more kind to the environment.
On Vinyl. We believe in the longevity of materials to ensure we are involved in building sustainable futures. One of the main benefits of vinyl is its durability and long lifespan of 10-15 years. Our Vescom vinyls have eliminated, to the greatest extent possible, the raw materials that have a negative impact on the environment. They comply with greenguard indoor air quality guidelines; cleaner air and reduced consumption of non renewable raw materials. Plasticisers in the film have been replaced with environmentally friendly variants. We are currently researching plasticisers made from sugar. We focus on providing fit-for-purpose specifications. Simply put, this means the product we supply is best suited to the environment in which it is placed, because by getting this part right, we can ensure longevity.