The use of Xanita, a 100% recyclable fiber board, allows for the construction of temporary rooms and furniture quickly and cheaply, with a minimal environmental impact.
Xanita board is an amazingly strong yet lightweight fiber board, with characteristics similar to densely corrugated cardboard, while being much stronger than standard corrugated cardboard.
Xanita is available as Xanita Kraft and Xanita Print.
Xanita Kraft is the lightweight and highly versatile kraft paper board with excellent stability and flat panel properties for internal applications. Xanita Print is the natural fibre based board consisteing of a recycled kraft core sandwiched betwen printable white kraft liners.
March 2020: Dataflow teamed up with the Massachusetts Emergency Management Authority (MEMA) to outfit one homeless shelter in Pittsfield, MA with a temporary room solution for their growing homeless population. This innovative solution was constructed out of a 100% recyclable fiber board known as Xanita, an amazingly strong yet lightweight product similar to a densely corrugated cardboard and typically used to build trade show booths and point of purchase displays. Dataflow has also used the product to design, fabricate and construct temporary hospital spaces and beds to meet the surging demand for off-site patient rooms during the ongoing COVID-19 crisis.
After seeing a recent demonstration of one of Dataflow’s pop-up hospital units at a neighboring facility, MEMA’s Tricia Farley-Bouvier was convinced the solution could be applied to homeless shelters, which have increasingly been asked to house an ever growing number of potentially at-risk residents. When Dataflow president Dan Zimmerman offered to donate one of the units to a pilot program designed to reduce homeless population on the streets in order to help control the spread of the virus, Farley-Bouvier jumped at the chance.
“Addressing the issue of homelessness is a huge priority for us during this public health crisis. Dataflow’s innovative solution for allowing and promoting safe separation of our homeless population in a group setting like this is extremely effective in helping to reduce close contact in our shelters and thereby help mitigate the spread of the virus."