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26.02.2018 | News | SWISS KRONO USA
Swiss Krono USA, one of the largest manufacturers of laminate flooring in the U.S., announced on February 26, 2018, that its laminate wood flooring earned UL GREENGUARD Certification, giving families a healthier flooring option. Recognized and referenced by over 400 codes, rating systems, and procurement policies worldwide, UL’s GREENGUARD Gold Certification Program requires that products meet some of the world’s most rigorous standards for low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into indoor environments.
Using dynamic environmental chamber testing, Swiss Krono USA laminate wood floors were tested for total VOCs, formaldehyde, and over 300 VOCs with health-based limits. The GREENGUARD Gold label validates that these floors are low-emitting and support healthy indoor environments.
“Swiss Krono USA has always been focused on offering safe, sustainable flooring. But with asthma reaching epidemic proportions, we saw a need to ensure that consumers know our flooring continues to be safe for homes, especially for kids and pets. The GREENGUARD Gold Certification provides consumers with third party verification that our laminate floors are a healthier option than other floors in the market. We want to deliver families great products and peace of mind,” said Erik Christensen, CEO and President of Swiss Krono USA.
“By earning the GREENGUARD Gold Certification, Swiss Krono USA has demonstrated their dedication to supporting healthier indoor environments, a critically important effort, as Americans spend upwards of 90% of their time indoors,” said Alberto Uggetti, Vice President and General Manger, UL Environment, a division of UL (Underwriters Laboratories) that works to advance global sustainability, environmental health, and safety by supporting the growth and development of environmentally preferable products, services, and organizations.
GREENGUARD Gold Certification is just one of Swiss Krono USA’s many sustainability initiatives. Their floors are also FloorScore® Certified and CARB Phase 2 Compliant.
About Swiss Krono USA
Swiss Krono USA is located in Barnwell, S.C. As an affiliate of Swiss Krono Group, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engineered wood, Swiss Krono USA is one of the largest manufacturers of laminate flooring in the U.S. – and growing. The investment into a high performance production facility announced last year emphasizes the importance of the U.S. market for the whole Group. The wide range of products is sold through distributors, dealers, and retail outlets nationwide.
About Swiss Krono Group
Swiss Krono Group is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of engineered wood. The Group stands for sustainable and innovative solutions in the interior business segments, flooring and building materials. Founded in 1966 as a family-owned company, Swiss Krono Group today employs more than 4,800 employees spread over ten production plants in eight countries and achieved a turnover of 1.8 billion USD in 2017. The headquarters is located in Lucerne, Switzerland. From the beginning, Swiss Krono Group has always been committed to quality and environmental orientation without compromise. This is the Swiss Krono way of doing things and the best base for wood at its best. More information can be found by visiting the company website at swisskrono.com.