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Tandus Introduces High Recycled Content Broadloom Backing System and Environmental Broadloom Adhesive.



DALTON, Ga. -- Tandus, a leading manufacturer of commercial floorcoverings, continues its heritage of environmental innovation with the introduction of LifeLONG(TM) high-performance, recycled content carpet backing and Greenbond(TM) B-19 Adhesive with recycled content for commercial broadloom broad·loom  
adj.
Woven on a wide loom: a broadloom carpet.



broad
 carpet. Monterey and Crossley, the two Tandus brands offering broadloom carpets, will utilize these technologies.

"For more than 30 years, Tandus has been at the forefront of every significant technological advance in the development of environmentally designed carpet," said Ralph Grogan, Senior Vice President of Tandus. "We use the best possible materials available today in manufacturing our products while exploring the development of new materials. LifeLONG and Greenbond B-19 are the most recent results of our ongoing search for the best balance of environmental responsibility and product performance."

Every day, Tandus' research continues into new and alternative recyclable materials. Tandus Technologies focuses its R&D efforts on developing the next-generation product by evaluating and prototyping products that make use of alternative as well as new polymer or bio-based systems.

LifeLONG

LifeLONG is a cost-effective, high-performance broadloom backing that replaces the LifeSpan* and LifeSpan* MG products while meeting all the physical and performance characteristics of both with a significant new feature -- 22 to 37 percent recycled content (depending on style).

Additional product attributes of LifeLONG include:

--Recycled content can contribute toward LEED(TM) points

--Recyclable

--20 year non-prorated warranty

--Outstanding tuft tuft (tuft) a small clump or cluster; a coil.
tuft (toothbrush),
n part of the toothbrush head, refers to the small, individual clusters of bristles that proceed from a single opening.
 bind and improved lamination lamination

a laminar structure or arrangement.
 strength

--Increased edge ravel warranty

--Serviceability on stairs and ramps

--Will not degrade with maintenance

--Excellent rollability

--Passes Modified British Spill Test

--Moisture resistance

--Maintains flexibility over a wide range of temperatures and site conditions for the life of the carpet

--Low Volatile Organic Compounds (VOCs)

--Complies with CRI CRI

constant-rate infusion.
 Green Label Plus, an independent testing program that identifies volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and establishes the highest standard for indoor air quality Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) deals with the content of interior air that could affect health and comfort of building occupants. The IAQ may be compromised by microbial contaminants (mold, bacteria), chemicals (such as carbon monoxide, radon), allergens, or any mass or energy stressor .

Greenbond B-19

Tandus' Greenbond B-19 is a companion product to the newly introduced LifeLONG. A fast grabbing, ultrahigh ul·tra·high  
adj.
Exceedingly high: an ultrahigh vacuum. 
 solids, commercial carpet adhesive designed for use with all Monterey and Crossley broadloom carpets, Greenbond B-19 is third party-certified by Scientific Certification Systems to contain 20% post-consumer recycled content.

Additional product attributes of Greenbond B-19 include:

--Contains 20% post-consumer recycled content and is packaged in pails containing a minimum of 40% recycled content

--Can contribute toward LEED(TM) points under Adhesives and Sealants

--Exceeds California's indoor air quality standards for low emitting products used in commercial settings such as schools and office buildings

--Meets the testing protocols used by the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS CHPS Collaborative for High Performance Schools
CHPS Certified in Healthcare Privacy and Security
CHPS Center for Health Policy Studies (healthcare consulting firm with offices in New York, Maryland, and Illinois)
CHPS Combat Hybrid Power System
) and is below the VOC (Vertical Online Community) See vertical portal.  content limit established by the South Coast Air Quality Management District The South Coast Air Quality Management District (SCAQMD), formed in 1976, is the air pollution agency responsible mainly for regulating stationary sources of air pollution for most of Los Angeles, San Bernardino, Riverside County, and all of Orange county.  (SCAQMD SCAQMD South Coast Air Quality Management District
SCAQMD Southern California Air Quality Management District
) Rule# 1168 for carpet adhesive.

--Meets CRI Green Label Plus

"Together, LifeLONG and Greenbond B-19 offer a powerful environmental opportunity for broadloom carpets," said Grogan.

ABOUT TANDUS TECHNOLOGIES

Representing the cutting edge in floorcovering innovations, Tandus Technologies promotes the technology innovation that enable Tandus to assume leadership in providing high-quality, high-performance products to the marketplace. Tandus Technologies conducts research, standards work, technical consulting and provides advisory services advisory services

advisory services provided to the public, in their capacity as owners and managers of animals, are an important part of veterinary science. They may be provided by government bureaux, by commercial companies who deal in pharmaceuticals or animals or animal
 to Tandus senior management and technical leaders.

ABOUT TANDUS

Tandus unites the industry's leading specialized commercial flooring brands - Monterey, C&A, and Crossley. Drawing upon each brand's individual strengths, Tandus offers its customers single-source innovative product design and technology, comprehensive services, and environmental leadership. Based in Dalton, Ga., Tandus is a leading commercial floorcoverings company. More information can be found online at www.tandus.com.
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