Wallcoverings industry releases product scorecards concerning sustainability

Tool adds more transparency to certification.

March 03, 2020 |

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The wallcoverings industry has developed Product Certification Scorecards, a new sustainability tool.

The tool provides transparency into how products earned their NSF 342 certifications. Manufacturer and distributor performance are disclosed on the document that was developed by the Wallcoverings Association and NSF International.

Available from the wallcovering manufacturer or distributor, the scorecard shows how many points the product earned in each of the NSF 342 categories and associated criteria. These factors include sustainability in product manufacturing, durability, fire resistance, VOC emissions, and end-of-life management.

“NSF 342 is unique in the architecture and design industry in that both manufacturer and distributor must qualify for a product to carry the certification,” according to a Wallcoverings Association news release. “The manufacturer and distributor combine their total points to qualify for one of four levels of certification: Conformant, Silver, Gold, and Platinum.”

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