15 Jun '11, 1pm

New Standards To Verify Sustainability of Commercial Furnishings: NSF International now certifies sustainability...

A new set of standards aims to improve the sustainability of fabrics used to make commercial furnishings in the US. Developed by third-party certification group NSF International, the standard is meant to satisfy a growing demand from designers, architects, facility managers and purchasing agents for independently-verified sustainable fabrics to use in their products and facilities. The Standard - NSF/ANSI 336: Sustainability Assessment for Commercial Furnishings Fabric - addresses the environmental, economic and social aspects of fabrics used in commercial furniture and other furnishings. A variety of fabrics can be certified to the standard, including woven, non-woven, bonded and knitted fabrics used for upholstery (e.g. office and hotel furniture), as well as vertical fabrics (e.g. drapery, panel system fabrics) and decorative top of bed applications (e.g. bedspreads) t...

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