Canplast, a Surteco Brand, was awarded the most stringent GREENGUARD CERTIFICATION FOR CHILDREN AND SCHOOLS from the Greenguard Environmental Institute. The company’s PVC, ABS and KLEAR-VU products have been independently tested meeting one of the most rigorous chemical emission standards in the world!
The GREENGUARD CHILDREN AND SCHOOLS Program includes specialized requirements that address the unique sensitivity of infants and children in daycares, schools and other sensitive environments. Canplast Edgebanding meets these stringent requirements.
Canplast PVC Edgebanding are manufactured with high quality resins. PVC Edgebanding are produced in different thicknesses and widths, in solid colors, woodgrain and designer patterns
Canplast ABS Edgebanding are manufactured with high quality resins. ABS Edgebanding are produced in different thicknesses and widths, in solid colors, woodgrain and designer patterns.
Canplast KLEAR-VU Edgebanding are manufactured with high quality resins. KLEAR-VU Edgebanding are produced in different thicknesses and widths, in solid colors, woodgrain and designer patterns.
The GREENGAURD Environmental Institute (GEI)
The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) is an industry-independent, not-for-profit organization that oversees the GREENGUARD Certification programs. As an ANSI Accredited Standards Developer, GEI establishes acceptable product standards for building materials, interior furnishings, cleaners, electronics and children’s products.
LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Rating Systems are developed by the USGBC committees, in adherence with the USGBC policies and procedures guiding the development and maintenance of rating systems. It is a voluntary standard for developing environmentally responsible, low emission and sustainable buildings.
Individual products and materials used in buildings are not certified. However, Canplast’s Edgebanding can be used as a product on GREENGUARD certified furniture to obtain a LEED-CI credit for Low Emitting Furniture.
LEED For Commercial Interiors Rating System
|Credit Rating||Section||Canplast Products||Size||Comment|
|Materials & Resources Credit 5||Regional Materials||PVC, ABS Edgebanding||All standard sizes||Product plant locations are Brampton, Ontario, Canada and Greensboro, North Carolina, USA|
|& Resources Credit 6||Rapidly Renewable Materials||PVC, ABS Edgebanding||All standard sizes||Rapidly renewable materials including thermoplastics|
|Indoor Environmental Quality Credit 4.5||Low Emitting Materials||PVC, ABS Edgebanding||All standard sizes||All Canplast Edgebandings are Greenguard certified. Edgebanding can limit the escape of formaldehyde from particleboards if applied properly.|
The GREENGUARD Benefits
Good For Canplast
Canplast is a proud recipient of the respected GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certification from The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute.
Good For The Environment
By passing the Institute’s stringent chemical emission tests and conforming to strict standards, Canplast’s GREENGUARD certification assures professionals and homeowners alike that Canplast Edgebanding will not add harmful contaminants to their indoor air.
Good For Building
Canplast’s GREENGAURD certified low-emission surfacing makes for a healthier environment: commercial, residential, hospitality or healthcare. Products certified by the GEI help to significantly reduce indoor air pollution.
Good For Furniture
Canplast’s Edgebanding can be used as a product on GREENGAURD certified office furniture to obtain a LEED-CI credit for Low Emitting Office Furniture (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Rating System for Commercial Interiors). What’s more, no additional costs or special ordering is required to benefit from our green-friendly Edgebanding.
Good For Everyone
The GREENGUARD Certification Program promotes clean indoor air by providing an online guide to scientifically tested low emission products. That’s good for building and design professionals and of course, good for consumers. Because offering products that help improve public health and quality of life, care, and maintenance is for the good of all.