Two of Mannington Commercial’s carpet backing systems have been certified to the Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard, NSF 140-2007e. Mannington’s UltraBac RE broadloom carpet backing and Infinity RE modular carpet backing both received a Platinum certification, the standard’s highest rating.
The American National Standards Institute recently approved the NSF 140 carpet assessment standard as a final consensus-based standard, solidifying its status as the premier environmental benchmark in the flooring community. These NSF 140 certifications come just months after all of Mannington Commercial’s inlaid resilient flooring became the first to receive the NSF 332-2007 Draft Standard Gold Certification for Resilient Flooring.
“A core Mannington mission is to produce quality products that are also shown to be environmentally preferable,” said Dave Kitts, Mannington’s vice president - environment. “Continuing to earn certification under the rigorous NSF standards is an honor that further validates our commitment to sustainability on the industry stage. We are extremely proud of these achievements, and we look forward to announcing more certified platforms for both soft and hard flooring during 2009.”
NSF International is a not-for-profit, non-governmental organization that is the leading global provider of public health and safety risk management solutions. The NSF standards establish performance requirements for public health and the environment, while addressing the critical economic, environmental and social requirements needed to create a more sustainable carpet product. The standard also provides benchmarks for continual improvement and innovation within the building industry. Several Mannington carpet products also have attained an environmentally preferable NSF rating, certified to the NSF-140-2005 Sustainable Carpet Assessment Standard.