Max On Top is continuously striving to offer products with sustainability in mind.  
All efforts are placed on offering the greenest decorative solutions to our clients.


Sustainability is not something you dream about, but something you do. It’s about acting. This is why Arpa always takes actions that provide a ‘win’ for the environment, our business, our company and our clients. This is how we continuously improve and materialize sustainability. Sustainability at Arpa is about common sense, a fact-based approach and complete integration in the business planning. It is not about achieving zero impact in the production process but about durability and a cradle-to-gate approach. Especially, sustainability is about creating the products and materials that are so important to people that there is no need to replace them.



Over the past years we put a lot of effort in embracing a sustainable approach by measuring and improving our environmental impacts. Since 2010, our energy and water consumption has been reduced by 20 and by 48%, respectively, and the share of landfilled waste has dropped from 58% to 15%.


The Contribution Analysis of our Manufacturing Process. Each manufacturing step of the laminates’ production contributes to a different extent to the total environmental impact of our laminates. The picture below, based on the results of our last LCA study, shows the contribution of the main manufacturing stages (as a percentage over the total materials production’s impact). Such contribution is in turn split (doughnut charts) into the share attributable to production process itself (the energy and water consumed, waste produced and emissions generated on site) and the one due to the materials used.



We plan to implement a series of activities and projects which will probably reduce our environmental impact (compared to the 2016 results) as follows:



Such activities range from making our manufacturing process more and more efficient, to using and developing, wherever possible, bio-based chemicals, to choosing the least energy-intensive raw materials.


Beyond the targets. We aim to educate our stakeholders in sustainability and encourage them to embrace a consistent approach to sustainability. In the next 5 years, we will reach out to the suppliers that contribute the most to our impact, to explain them our ambitions and goals and to find with them opportunities that will help us to meet our targets. Moreover, trainings and regular updates will be given internally to inform all our people of the initiatives we undertake to lower our impact and to enhance our efforts towards environment protection.


At the same time, we will put continuous efforts to increase the accuracy of our LCA data, by collecting inputs for our LCA model from our suppliers directly instead of retrieving average data from databases and by further improving the accuracy of data collected in our plant.


Fenix® is carbon neutral

Reducing the carbon footprint and reaching carbon neutrality are key parts
of Fenix’s overall sustainability policy.



As of December 2021, FENIX® innovative materials for interior design are carbon neutral.

This is the result of a favourable product build-up and the implementation of a long-term sustainability strategy. Becoming carbon neutral means that, based on the total quantity of square metres sold monthly, FENIX®  will contribute to the reduction of carbon dioxide emitted into the atmosphere through carbon offsetting projects. The selected carbon-captured projects are waste-to-energy facilities in which the methane gas released from the landfills is used to generate electricity.





True to Arpa Industriale vision they have developed Bloom,
a new core technology for Arpa HPL and FENIX NTM®.


For more information download the Bloom brochure. 

True to Arpa Industriale vision they have developed Bloom, a new core technology for Arpa HPL and FENIX NTM®.


The core of FENIX NTM® are made of paper and thermosetting resins based on phenol. With Bloom, lignin technology has been introduced to significantly reduce the amount of phenol included in the resin by 50%. Lignin is a natural polymer defined as the glue that holds wood fibres together. With this innovation most of the key ingredients originate from the same place: responsibly managed forests.


A selection of 28 plain colours from the Colorsintesi family in three different finishes (Erre, Lucida and Kér) are now available in 0.7 mm thickness with Bloom black core.


Arpa Fenix Bloom lignin technology has been intorduced
Arpa Fenix Bloom lignin technology has been intorduced
Arpa Fenix Bloom lignin technology has been intorduced