EQcountertops

EQcountertops

Credit: VT Industries, Inc.

What makes this product green?

  • Pre-consumer recycled content
  • Low-emitting

Description

VT Industries manufactures EQcountertops with SkyBlend cores made from 100% pre-consumer recycled wood-fiber with a phenol-formaldehydeChemical found in many building products; most binders used for manufactured wood products are formaldehyde compounds. Reclassified by the United Nations International Agency for Research on Cancer (IARC) in 2004 as a “known human carcinogen." binderGlue used in manufactured wood products, such as medium-density fiberboard (MDF), particleboard, and engineered lumber. Some binders are made with formaldehyde. See urea-formaldehyde binder and methyl diisocyanate (MDI) binder. . The countertops use water-based biodegradable zero-VOCVolatile organic compound. An organic compound that evaporates readily into the atmosphere; as defined by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, VOCs are organic compounds that volatize and then become involved in photochemical smog production. adhesives, and meet GreenGuardThird-party certification program that identifies building products and materials which produce relatively low levels of emissions. GreenGuard is administered by the nonprofit GreenGuard Environmental Institute (GEI). Other GEI programs include the Children & Schools standard, which addresses emission standards for educational facilities, and the GreenGuard for Building Construction Program, a mold risk-reduction program that certifies the design, construction, and ongoing operations of new multifamily and commercial properties. Children & Schools criteria.

Additional Info

Certifications

  • California Section 01350
  • UL Greenguard Gold

Manufacturer Information

VT Industries, Inc.
1000 Industrial Park
P.O. Box 490
Holstein, IA 51025
Phone: 712-368-4381
Fax: 712-368-4111
Toll-free: 800-827-1615
www.vtindustries.com

Listed in: Countertops