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Shaw introduces new bio renewable carpet tile adhesive

Screen Shot 2014-09-23 at 9.32.50 AMDalton — Shaw Industries Group Inc. has introduced a new bio renewable adhesive for use with its commercial carpet tile products. It is the first Cradle to Cradle Certified wet flooring adhesive, which represents a complete Cradle to Cradle flooring solution when used with Shaw’s EcoWorx backed carpet tile, according to the company.

The pressure-sensitive adhesive is Cradle to Cradle Certified Silver, has achieved Green Label Plus via CRI’s indoor air quality adhesive testing program and contributes to LEED.

“Shaw’s relentless pursuit of durability and sustainability for our clients includes a keen focus on materials—including innovation with renewable resources,” said Brenda Knowles, vice president of commercial marketing and product development at Shaw.

Peter Sigmon, vice president of innovation at Shaw, added, “We perpetually advance our business processes and product development. This is the latest example of innovation at Shaw. By leveraging our own research as well as inventions and intellectual property from other companies via open source innovation, we are able to accelerate our advancement toward key sustainability and business goals.”