Fostoria, Ohio—Roppe recently published its first Health Product Declaration (HPD) for its Envire rubber sheet and tile products.
“Publishing HPDs for Roppe products is an important and necessary step for us,” said Bart Rogers, RHC vice president of sales and marketing. “We understand these documents not only help our customers make more informed purchasing decisions, but they confirm our desire to be transparent as it relates to material health issues that are so important in the design world today and moving forward.”
Envire rubber sheet and tile is specifically formulated to be free of Red List chemicals, PVC, phthalates and halogens. Envire is also made in the U.S. and meets FloorScore, NSF332 Gold and CHPS criteria. The unique flecked design of tonal rubber chips helps hide dirt and debris between cleanings, while the versatile palette of 32 designer inspired hues aligns with Roppe’s other rubber tile and tread products and coordinates with FlashCove, Pinnacle & Pinnacle Plus wall base and accessories lines. All colors options are available at a single price point within each product category.
Norwalk, Conn.—Metroflor Corp. is expanding its sustainability and transparency efforts under the combined direction of Harlan Stone, Metroflor’s Group CEO, and Rochelle Routman, chief sustainability officer. Routman leads the Product Authority Team, which oversees all aspects of the product channel through a sustainability lens: product and social transparency, customer service, testing and compliance, innovation, quality and performance.
As part of its commitment to transparency in the resilient flooring industry, Metroflor has issued a Declare label, analogous to nutrition labels for building products, for its Aspecta Ten, a multi-layer flooring product that features the company’s proprietary Isocore Technology. This new label adds to the company’s existing portfolio of Declare labels for the entire Aspecta commercial range—over 200 patterns in total across the three collections.
Additionally, the company has issued Health Product Declarations (HPDs) for its full line of Aspecta products. HPDs are comprehensive transparency documents that provide health-related information for product ingredients. Declare labels and HPDs are recognized by the USGBC for credit under LEEDv4 and can also contribute toward credits under the WELL Building Standard. Metroflor is also a proud sponsor and participant of Mindful Materials, a program aimed at providing designers, architects and others with the tools needed to consider human health and environmental impacts of products in the built environment.
Metroflor has also initiated Life Cycle Assessments that will further explore the environmental impacts of its products. This will inform the company on additional improvements it needs to make to further reduce its environmental footprint in manufacturing.