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Dismantling instruction for recycling (Workstations)

These instructions apply to all workstation products.

Components need to be broken down by material content and separated appropriately in order to maximize
recycling. Setup a well-lit work area with benches and all necessary tools. Power tools are required for most
jobs but some simple hand tools can handle the smaller jobs. Screw and nut with the appropriate bits are
the most frequently used.
Materials can be identified by using the chart below. Bins and boxes will be needed for each material.

Laminate worksurfaces should have edge trim removed for recycling where possible. Locate the seam on
the edging, pry out with straight screwdriver and peel off.

Lighting and electrical accessories need further disassembly. Bulbs, ballasts and other electrical components
must be separated for appropiate disposal. Wiring can be removed and recycled. Other accessories can be
broken down and separated by material by removing visible fasteners.
Pedestals, laterals and cabinets
For steel cases, remove drawers by lifting up and out. Remove drawer fronts by removing attachment screws if
fronts are different material. Remove any added handles. Remove slides (lift up and forward) and any small
plastic parts from case interiors. Remove plastic casters from bottom of cases.
For wood cases, remove drawers by lifting up and out. Remove drawer fronts by removing attachment screws
if fronts are different material. Remove any added handles. Unscrew slides and other matal brackets and parts
from case, including looks and levelers. Hinged doors are removed by unfastening hinges and removing

Overhead Storage
Removed doors by removing visible screws. Remove any added handles. Remove door mechanism and any
brackets. With wood cabinets, dismantle any steel components. Steel cabinets do not usually need to be
further broken down.

Once Mini screens are removed from furniture, screen material should be removed from its frame and
hardware. Fabric screens should have the fabric removed by locating and edge and peeling off. Screens with
glass in frames can be disassembled by removing screws and carefully sliding glass out. Once aluminum
extrusions are identified, any cap at ends or corners should be removed by tapping sharply with hammer
(press fit). Pray off and end caps, trim caps and separate materials. Accessory rails and whiteboard are
handle in a similar manner.

Trim and Connectors
Panel trim is aluminium. Once aluminium extrusions are identified, any diecast caps at the ends should be
removed by tapping sharply with a hammer (press fit). Metal clips should be removed and diecast corner caps
identified for recycling

Panel tiles
Panel tiles should have the fabric removed by peeling off the edge from the back of the wood board. Plastic or
metal clippings should be removed by tapping sharply with hammer. Glass tiles should be disassembled with
care by snapping off top and bottom trims with a screwdriver and slide out the glass. Whiteboard material is

Electrical Components
Outlets connections must be unscrewed from panel tiles and removed. Plastic truckings and housing
may be recycled once electrical components are removed. Outlets and connectors cannot generally
be recycled. Wiring harnesses may be further disassembled to salvage the copper wire.
Disconnect any metal fittings that are part of wire harnesses. Cut the wires close to the connectors.

Cardboard, plastic padding and shrink wrap should all be broken down and retained for recycling.
Dismantling instructions for recycling (chairs)

Height Adjustment Cylinders
A cylinder is secured to the mechanism and base by a press fit. To remove the cylinder, use a rubber
mallet to separate the cylinder from each the base and mechanism, Recyle or dispose as per regulations
applicable to your business region.

To remove the glides and casters, the user must simply pull the casters stem out of the base socket.

Once the casters and cylinders have been removed from the base, no other dis-assembly is required.

Armrest and Armcaps
Armrests and caps can be broken down and separated by material by removing visible fasteners.

Upholstery Assemblies
Upholstery pans (plastic) can be removed by peeling away from the foam and separating from the fabric.
Appropriate disposal is required for the foam. In some cases these parts may be disassembled with care
By snapping off top and bottom pieces with a screwdriver. Fabric or mesh in all cases should be easily removed peeling off from the foam.

The mechanism housing must be unscrewed from the chair. This mechanism can be broken down
further with the appropriate tools, usually by means of screwdrivers and wrenches.
Internal parts can be separated by material.

Textile Care

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Polyester Fabric
• These fabrics are colorfast when using standard wet and dry processes.
• For normal cleaning, vacuum panel cloth as needed, using an upholstery attachment.
• Oil or grease spots will respond to mid solvent or dry cleaning agents. A blotting technique should be sufficient to remove most spots.
• Accumulated dirt and grime spots can be removed with a mild detergent or upholstery shampoo. Rinse well with a clean sponge to remove traces of the water-based cleaning agent, but do not soak the substrate, if possible. Fabric will dry very quickly.
• Do not brush fabric or panel cloth or use a vacuum attachment with a rotary brush. Brushing may permanently damage the nap or change the character of the fabric.

Mesh Fabric (elastomer & polyester)
• These fabric are colorfast when using wet and dry cleaning processes and are also resistant to most spot-cleaning solvents.
• To remove general dirt or grime spots, sponge with the foam from a mild detergent or upholstery shampoo. Rinse well with a clean sponge to remove traces of the water-bases cleaning agent.
• When spot cleaning with either the water-based or solvent-base type cleaning agents, test a small inconspicuous area before proceeding to spot clean the fabric any further.
• A blotting technique should remove most spots. Avoid brushing or rubbing to prevent piling of the fabric surface.
• Avoid using detergents containing petrolueum.

Wool Content Fabric
• Regular vacuum required.
• For a deep clean it’s best that wool be dry cleaned only, as over wetting can cause potential shrinkage and appearance change. Dry cleaning involves the use of organic solvents and little or no water to remove dirt, stains and other soiling agents from fabric.
• Never apply bleach, ammonia, alkali or strong acids to wool upholstery.
• Rubbing the fabric may lead to surface abrasion.

• Do not use saddle soap, cleaning solvents, oils, furniture, varnishes, abrasive, detergents, or ammonia on leather; they will ruin the finish, causing it to become sticky and cracked.
• Most stains can be removed with lukewarm water and a mild soap. Then wipe the leather with a damp cloth and dry with a soft, dry cloth.
• For general maintenance, dust the leather surface just as you would furniture.
• For spots and spills, wipe excess liquid immediately with a clean cloth or sponge; let the leather air dry. If further cleaning is necessary, sponge the entire surface – seat, back, or chair arm – with lukewarm water.
• Let the leather air dry; never use a hair dryer or other heat source to dry leather. For stubborn spots and stains, apply mild, non-abrasive soap solution with a clean, wet sponge. rinse well and let air dry.
• For butter, oil, or grease, wipe the leather with a clean, dry cloth and lety the remainder of the oil dissipate into the leather. Do not apply water or try to wash a grease spot.
• Leathers with a specialty finish or a ‘sueded’ finish should be professionally cleaned.

Product Care

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Care & Maintenance Standard

To maintain the finish quality of your C&R product, please follow the cleaning procedures provided
below. When using any cleaning agent, we recommend that a small, inconspicuous area be pre-tested
for colour-fastness before cleaning the stain. We advise you to contact a professional furniture cleaning service for cleaning recommendations for large-scale stain. The instructions for the care and maintenance of C&R products are provided to you as a service. No warranty is implied since results may vary.

Coated Metal
• For normal cleaning, wash coated metal surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water; rinse thoroughly and dry.
• Remove scuff marks from low-gloss coatings with pre-softened paste wax, following the manufacturer’s instructions.
• Remove scuff marks and scratches from high-gloss coatings using automotive polishing compounds, either liquid or paste. After polishing, apply a pre-softened automotive paste wax to restore original sheen.

Chromed Metal
• For normal cleaning, wet cheesecloth or microfibre cloth in a non-abrasive cleaner, like liquid dish soap, and rub the chrome component lightly until the original luster reappears. Dry the component with a sift cloth to remove any soap residue.

• Use a mild solution of ammonia, water and a few drops of mild liquid soap or products specifically designed for glass. Apply with a soft cloth, and remove excess with a squeegee or wipe dry with a clean, lint free cloth.

• For normal cleaning, wash plastic surfaces with a soft cloth soaked in mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.
• Do not use solvents or abrasive kitchen cleaners.
• Harsh scrubbing with brushed may damage the surface.

• Products using laminate may include tabletops, work surfaces, open shelves, pedestals, cabinets and panel tiles.
• For general cleaning, wash the laminate with a soft cloth and a solution of mild detergent and warm water. Rinse thoroughly and dry with a soft cloth.
• Do not use powdered abrasives or other harsh cleansers like hypochloride bleach, hydrogen peroxide, nitric or hydrochloride acids; they may defect the surface and change the finish colour.

Wood & Veneer
• To protect the wood surface, protective desk pads must be placed under all writing areas and business machines.
• Extreme heat and humidity can be harmful to wood furniture. Do not place products in direct sunlight, near radiators or air conditioning vents, humidifiers, fireplaces, etc. Always use coasters under hot objects, such as coffee pots and cups.
• For normal cleaning, dust furniture daily with a slightly damp, soft, lint-free cloth. Wipe dry with a dry, soft cloth in the direction of the wood grain.
• Once a month, clean the surface with a soft cloth dampened with a quality cleaner formulated for wood furniture.
• Wipe the surface in the direction of the wood grain to remove dirt and fingerprints. Wipe dry with a clean, dry cloth.
• Twice a year, apply a good quality emulsion wax with a soft cloth. Emulsion wax is clear and prevents fingerprints.
• Do not use aerosol-powered cleaners, polished, waxes, abrasive cleaners or oily polishes.

• We recommend to use nail polish remover or hand sanitizer on paper towel to clean the ghosting problems after erasing. The surface should then be wiped with soap and water and a clean cloth.


Services > Sustainability

In C&R Sustainability Isn’t A Trend For Us– It’s Just What We do.

A neglected work environment often leads to negative effects, which is why many people want to support and live a more sustainable lifestyle. People of all nationalities increasingly want to act in environmentally responsible manners – not just because it’s better for the Earth, but because it’s sustainable.

Organization may also want to incorporate more sustainable practices at their offices. Many green practices, such as trash management, can be economical. Many organizations should be conscious of this shift as they learn to learn to adapt to this new age of sustainability.

With that in mind, C&R Interiors sustainable practices allows you to implement in your office environment that will appeal to both your environmentally conscious employees and your pocketbook.