The GREENGUARD Environmental
Institute has certified the very first adhesive products for outstanding indoor
air quality performance.
ITW TACC's general construction
adhesives contribute only minimal levels of chemicals into the air and met the
challenge of GREENGUARD's rigorous testing and certification process. The ITW
TACC architectural adhesives, Z Canister, ConBond 375, LCB 330 and 217, and
vinyl flooring adhesive, MR 65-1702, were tested and found to perform within
the stringent GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Standards for Low Emitting Products.
Adhesives are a major concern for indoor air quality. Adhesive products can
contribute significant levels of irritating chemicals into the air, which may
lead to serious health effects and could contaminate other products. Until now,
the standards and VOC-content designations, used to qualify adhesives for indoor
applications, have been solely based on selective outdoor air criteria with
minimal benefit for indoor environments. The GREENGUARD Certification Program
is first to evaluate adhesives through a comprehensive, indoor air quality specific
"The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute is proud of ITW TACC for leading the
industry and committing their products to GREENGUARD's rigorous indoor air quality
standards," said Carl Smith, CEO of the GEI. "The market has been waiting for
low-emitting, third-party certified adhesives for some time. I am thrilled that
ITW TACC's dedication to indoor air quality fills this void."
Common interior construction materials and furnishings release harmful chemicals
into the indoor air. Facility and design professionals, as well as occupants,
can trust that any GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified material or furnishing
will not contribute irritating chemicals into interior spaces.
Posted May 20 2005