Shaw joins Gov. Schwarzenegger at Green Institute launch

May 21, 2010 | Comments Off on Shaw joins Gov. Schwarzenegger at Green Institute launch

Mountain View, Calif.—Google’s headquarters here was the backdrop for the launch of the first-in-the-nation, non-profit Green Products Innovation Institute (GPII), which featured academic, business, government and environmental leaders including Califnoria Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Shaw Industries. The Institute will be headquartered in San Francisco, and is dedicated to developing comprehensive chemical standards for every day products that are safe and healthy for humans and the environment. GPII will work to advance the framework outlined in...

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CARE: Desperately seeking outlets

May 18, 2010 | Comments Off on CARE: Desperately seeking outlets

SANTA FE, N.M.—“Outlets, outlets, outlets.” That has become the mantra of Frank Hurd, chairman of the Carpet America Recovery Effort (CARE) as the organization continues its quest to divert as much carpet as possible from landfills. The success of an organization like CARE is predicated as much on finding avenues in which to sell engineered resins as it is on finding ways to recover post-consumer carpet and recycle it cost-effectively. “We are working as an...

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Carpet mills showcase high-end products with texture, softness

April 6, 2010 | Comments Off on Carpet mills showcase high-end products with texture, softness

As consumers flirt with the temptation of an increasing number of choices from hardwood and ceramic tile producers, carpet mills have stepped up and met the challenge. Developing more textures, colors and patterns via state-of-the-art technology, choices from the soft surface side continue to grow, especially at the high end of the spectrum. (more…)

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