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Acoustics for tomorrow.
Sustainable design today.

The BAUX Manifesto.

We founded BAUX on the belief that building materials should be surprisingly functional and remarkably beautiful. BAUX designs, produces and markets functional construction materials that meet the contemporary expectations of architects, engineers and builders – without compromising tomorrow’s safety and environmental standards.

Our belief.

Sustainability is a fundamental part of our core business model. Designing the sustainable acoustic building materials for tomorrow means producing environmentally friendly materials today. We aim to provide long-lasting functional solutions. In doing so, we help to build societies that support fully sustainable lifestyles.

What we do.

As a global design company, we want to influence and initiate sustainable design and safe living. Producing environmentally friendly acoustic products, we challenge consumption heavy norms and focus on long-term sustainable solutions. We do this by increasing awareness about good acoustic design and the health benefits associated with soundproofed designed environments. Good acoustics increase productivity, facilitate learning and reduce stress.

To reach the goals we aim to achieve the following:

  • The materials and products we create have a long lifetime.
  • Our designs remain functional over time.
  • We support and collaborate on projects that redefine boundaries within the building industry by developing environmentally friendly solutions.
  • All employees at BAUX should be educated in basic acoustic knowledge.
  • Advise and inform architects, interior designers, and other collaborators about benefits of acoustically designed environments.

Certificates and partners.

Indoor air - TVOC

VOC – Indoor Air Comfort GOLD (EU)

VOC – Indoor Air Comfort (US)

Life cycle

Forest Stewardship Council

Endorsement of Forest Certification

The Health Product Declaration

Environmental Product Declaration

Other

CE – For Safety, Health and environment

Byggvarubedömningen

Sunda Hus Certification

Google Portico


Our promise.

We use natural, environmentally friendly materials that have a low impact on the environment.

We evaluate all the materials we use in our acoustic products by using the following criteria:

  • It should be possible to trace the material back to it’s source of origin.
  • Recycled materials should have zero risk for dangerous content.
  • Materials should have low VOC (Volatile organic compounds).
  • It should be possible to recycle and/or reuse the material.

Social responsibility.

All our production methods are sustainable from both an environmental and social perspective.

To ensure quality and sustainability in production processes and working environments, we commit to the following objectives:

  • Fostering close collaboration and high transparency with partners and manufactures.
  • High quality working conditions for factory employees.
  • Using local materials wherever possible to minimize our environmental impact.
  • Using certified materials or materials from suppliers with an environmental focus.
  • We recycle or reuse at least 80% of the waste from our production processes.
  • Maximizing the proximity to our customers and reducing our transportation footprint (manufacturing in USA and Sweden and planning to open in Asia).

Frequently asked questions

BAUX supplier selection process follows a rigid and detailed qualification procedure with the ambition to find long term partners. BAUX’s main objective with suppliers goes beyond finding suppliers that can deliver our products. Instead, we seek long term partners that share the BAUX vision and are able to shape the future together with us. We build lasting relationships with our partners and collaboratively develop successful products. We work hard together, constantly striving to push the boundaries in sustainability, creativity, productivity, service levels and so on. Sustainability and environmental questions are always one of the first key criterias we look for. As a result, we always go beyond our suppliers to understand their sub-suppliers and the root source of all materials sourced, in order to make sure we can offer our customers the lowest possible environmental impact across the whole material chain. Beyond this we also require our suppliers to comply with IWAY requirements. Among other things this means that they have to prevent child labour, secure non-discrimination, compensate their workers with reasonable wages, provide safe and healthy work environments and much more.

BAUX Acoustic Wood Wool
We aim to create the lowest possible environmental impact across our whole material chain – from the original raw material to production, delivery, installation, usage and recycling or re-usage of products. We continue to make progress and continuous improvements towards this goal. Forests are PEFC and FSC certified and timber is collected close to the factory to minimize environmental impact. Entire logs are used in production and waste from all stages of production is ground down and reused for new products or used to heat our factory.

BAUX Acoustic Pulp
We aim to create the lowest possible environmental impact across our whole material chain – from the original raw material to production, delivery, installation, usage and recycling or re-usage of products. We continue to make progress and continuous improvements towards this goal. All cellulose comes from Swedish PEFC and FSC certified forests. All of the Acoustic Pulp leftover ingredients and water are recycled back into the factory’s closed circular system to be reused again in the next batch. The only emission generated from production is a tiny amount of pure and clean water vapor that’s released as the material dries.

BAUX Acoustic Wood Wool
There are no recycled materials in BAUX Wood Wool products because the wood wool fibers need to be of a certain length to create the open structure that generates the functional requirements of BAUX products.

BAUX Acoustic Pulp
There are no recycled materials in BAUX Acoustic Pulp products. The wheat bran, used in in the panels in color 05 and 30, is a residue from the Swedish agricultural food industry. The cellulose is borrowed from the Swedish forest and the panels can be recycled multiple times and reused, making new panels or other cellulose based products.

BAUX Acoustic Wood Wool
BAUX Wood Wool products are mounted with screws can be easily removed and reused. If the recommended amount of glue is used to glue BAUX products to a wall, it is sometimes possible to remove the small tiles, but please be careful. Unpainted products without adhesive on the back can be ground down and reused as ballast, filling material or a moisture absorbent layer for a running track etc.

BAUX Acoustic Pulp
If the recommended amount of glue is used to mount BAUX Acoustic Pulp products to a wall, it is possible to remove the panel by using a sharp tool. Today BAUX only offer glue mounting but we will soon be able to provide alternative mounting methods that enable and encourage re-usage of the products. The panels can be recycled, you should sort them as a cardboard material.

BAUX Acoustic Wood Wool
Yes, BAUX Wood Wool is a sustainable product. It is developed from natural, environmentally friendly materials and it has a long lifetime. BAUX products contain three natural ingredients: wood wool, water, and cement. All are sourced and produced in Sweden.

BAUX Acoustic Pulp
BAUX Acoustic Pulp is probably the most sustainable acoustic panel in the world that manages to combine 100% bio-based materials, 100% recyclability, 100% biodegradability and 0% pollution or waste in production – with performance properties of sound absorption, safety, durability and modern aesthetics.