These new Mylar deisgns incorporate the Len-Tex Clean Vinyl Technology, which is phthalate-free, eliminating health risks and contributing to cleaner indoor air. Rated ultra-low emitting by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS), Len-Tex wallcoverings have become the product of choice for schools, hotels, office buildings and healthcare facilities where indoor air quality is critical.
Len-Tex, a leading manufacturer of contract wallcoverings, announces the launch of its Indulgence Desire Collection. Combining tradition and trend, this new line of large-scale wallcoverings reprises the company’s Black & White Collection, updated to feature bold color options and a rich, textural emboss. The collection incorporates the Len-Tex Clean Vinyl Technology which eliminates phthalate plasticizers, delivering style and sophistication as well as the cleanest commercial wallcovering available today.
Volume One of a two-volume collection features: Trinity, an elegantly-styled damask, Gazebo, a bold geometric, Chrysanthemum, a contemporary floral motif, and Kashmir, a refined paisley. The palette includes vibrant accent colors along with fresh neutrals, all enhanced with a shimmering pearlescent or metallic effect. The collection includes ten solid coordinates that complement the prints in a versatile collection suitable for hospitality and other interior spaces where a dramatic statement is required.
Len-Tex, a leading manufacturer of contract wallcoverings, announced the launch of three new patterns in its Clean Vinyl offering to the interior design and architectural communities. These wallcoverings, with no phthalate plasticizers, deliver style and sophistication combined with the cleanest commercial wallcovering available today.
Allegria is exquisitely styled to simulate a fine silk fabric, with pearlescent highlights that give it a touch of sparkle. Refined and elegant, it captures the lush colorations and rich tactile qualities of the finest silk, and the overall shimmer adds a distinctive flair to interior walls.
Finesse features a unique textural effect with a custom emboss and pearlescent accents on the raised surfaces that resemble tiny sparkling beads. A graceful movement in the reed-like elements gives the design an organic aesthetic, and the beaded surfaces capture light to create a striking dimensional visual.
Kampala is a beautifully interpreted fabric texture, a complex weave with exceptional print detail. The layering of colors combined with metallic accents and a stylish twill emboss offers a versatile, yet chic and sophisticated look.
Len-Tex Corporation, a leading manufacturer of contract wallcoverings, announced today that it has launched a newly designed website. Offering easy product selection with larger preview swatches, improved functionality and a personal samples portfolio, the new website can be accessed at www.lentexcorp.com.
Responding to visitor requests for enhanced images and easier navigation, Len-Tex has developed a “virtual library” of wallcovering samples on its website. Designers will find a more user-friendly selection process with a larger interface for viewing patterns and roomset photos. Users can browse over 1400 individual patterns and colorways within the Len-Tex Clean Vinyl and Surface iQ non-vinyl offerings, save them to a project portfolio and order samples.
“Updating physical libraries has become more challenging with time and space constraints,” said Phyllis Custer, marketing manager for Len-Tex. “We’re pleased to provide an excellent online research tool for designers to explore options and make their selections easily and efficiently.”
The site also provides comprehensive specifications, information on requesting custom wallcovering samples, LEED qualification and installation videos for Len-Tex products.
When Len-Tex Corporation developed its next generation of vinyl wallcoverings using Clean Vinyl Technology, an unplanned side benefit emerged — vastly improved fire and smoke ratings. Len-Tex president, Don Lennon said, “When we received the test results for fire and smoke spread, we were surprised at how much the new technology also improved those ratings.” While prior Len-Tex formulations passed the ASTM E-84 testing standard for surface burning characteristics, the new formulation improved those scores by 50% for flame spread (index 10) and by over 80% for smoke developed (index 5).
Len-Tex developed Clean Vinyl Technology to address concerns over phthalate and antimony content in its vinyl wallcovering products. Phthalates are commonly used as a softener in plastics, but are under scrutiny by regulators in many countries. Len-Tex wallcoverings comply with phthalate restrictions of State of California Prop 65, Republic of South Korea and the European Union.
Len-Tex partnered with O’Sullivan Films to develop a phthalate-free and antimony-free substrate for commercial wallcovering applications, making Len-Tex the only vinyl wallcovering manufacturer to eliminate these substances from their product lines.
“We’re proud to take a leadership role in developing innovative products that contribute to cleaner, healthier and safer interiors,” said Lennon. “The Clean Vinyl Technology is another step in the continuous improvement of our vinyl products."
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Len-Tex Corporation is pleased to announce its compliance with the requirements of the EN 15102, the stringent European standard for Decorative Wallcoverings –Roll and Panel Form. Along with its declaration of conformity for all Len-Tex and Surface iQ PVC-Free branded products, Len-Tex is entitled to use the CE marking on all wallcovering export shipments.
The CE marking of wallcoverings is part of the EU construction products directive, and indicates that wallcovering products meet EU safety, health or environmental requirements. It guarantees the free movement of safe products within the European market and is a key indicator of a product’s compliance with EU legislation. The EN 15102 standard includes product criteria such as fire rating, VOC emissions from formaldehyde, heavy metals and vinyl chloride monomer.
The company’s recently introduced Clean Vinyl Technology (CVT) wallcovering is a toxic-free, non-ortho-phthalate vinyl film. This exclusive technology eliminates the elements of most concern to health and indoor air quality typically found in traditional vinyl wallcovering products. Len-Tex Clean Vinyl is also certified by Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage™ Gold, and has earned pass ratings for the CA 01350 and CHPS.
Len-Tex Corporation announced today the introduction of a program allowing the return of used vinyl wallcovering at the end of its useful life. The End-of-Life Wallcovering Return program supports the company’s commitment to environmental stewardship, focusing on the eventual disposal of its wallcoverings. Len-Tex will accept any fabric-backed recovered vinyl wallcovering from interior renovation projects, which may be recycled into new building materials.
Customers can easily take advantage of the End-of–Life program by working through Len-Tex distributor representatives. Once an order is placed for the replacement wallcovering, Len-Tex will send the supplies and paperwork necessary to return the recovered vinyl and any installation scraps. Participation in the program may also contribute to LEED credits for renovation projects in the Materials and Resources category by diverting construction waste from landfills.
Len-Tex manufacturing plants use both recycled cooling water and recirculated hot air which drastically reduces both energy and emissions compared to traditional manufacturing methods. The company has also recently introduced an exclusive Clean Vinyl (CV) Wallcovering, eliminating the elements of most concern to health and indoor air quality, including phthalates, heavy metals, and formaldehyde.
The Next Generation of Vinyl Wallcovering
Len-Tex Corporation announced today the introduction of its exclusive Clean Vinyl Technology (CVT), a breakthrough development for the commercial wallcovering industry. Partnering with O’ Sullivan Films to create a customized, non-ortho-phthalate vinyl film, Len-Tex is setting the standard for a new generation of vinyl wallcovering. This innovative technology eliminates the elements of most concern to health and indoor air quality typically found in traditional vinyl wallcovering products. Len-Tex CVT contains no phthalate plasticizers, no barium or other heavy metals, no antimony-based fire retardants and no formaldehyde. In addition, the CVT technology incorporates the Ultra-Fresh® antimicrobial agent, replacing an arsenic-based biocide often found in commercial vinyl wallcovering.
“We’re proud to take a leadership role in developing innovative products that contribute to cleaner, healthier interiors,” said Don Lennon, Len-Tex president, “The Clean Vinyl Technology demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement of our vinyl products. We’ve engineered an ultra-low VOC material while maintaining the beauty and durability you’ve come to expect from Len-Tex.”
Len-Tex wallcoverings with Clean Vinyl Technology meet the rigorous standards of the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage™ Gold, as well as earning a pass rating for the CA 01350 and CHPS. In addition, CVT wallcoverings meet the stringent EU standard EN 15102 for decorative wallcoverings, and support the new W-101 Wallcovering Association standard.
Len-Tex CVT wallcoverings meet all of the durability, cleanability and fire rating of its previous formulations while further improving indoor air quality. Len-Tex is in the process of replacing its entire line of Type II vinyl wallcoverings with the new technology and will have their entire vinyl product line converted to CVT within 2011.
Len-Tex Corporation is pleased to announce that all of its Len-Tex and Surface iQ brand commercial wallcoverings now include an Ultra-Fresh® antimicrobial compound built right into the substrate. Ultra-Fresh is an EPA-registered and OkoTex-listed compound that provides long-term microbial protection by inhibiting the growth and reproduction of bacterial and other microorganisms that cause odors, staining, deterioration and degraded indoor air quality. Originally designed for use in healthcare environments where cleanliness is essential, the Ultra-Fresh compound remains effective throughout the normal lifespan of the wallcovering. The Ultra-Fresh brand is recognized around the world for its performance and durability in antimicrobial treatments.
Ultra-Fresh is a registered trademark of Thomson Research Associates Inc.
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Wallcoverings featuring Surface iQ™ PVC-Free technology had a trifecta showing at Neocon East recently, with three manufacturers debuting stunning new patterns using the breakthrough non-vinyl substrate. Wallcovering exhibitors Len-Tex, Carnegie and Arc-Com all displayed their new Surface iQ offerings engineered by Len-Tex with a proprietary thermoplastic olefin (TPO) film. The eco-conscious alternative provides the durability of a Type II vinyl without the environmental concerns, and has earned several certifications for improved indoor air quality.
Len-Tex introduced three new distinctive textural options suitable for hospitality, commercial, healthcare and retail environments. Callahan masterfully simulates the look and feel of fine leather with a stitched blocked design and a shimmer of pearlescence. Jakari echoes the fine detail of a natural woven grasscloth, with a beautifully crafted emboss featuring a tightly woven, straw mat effect. The delicate fiber strands of Luminesse form a silken web, enhanced by pearlescent inks, creating a soft glow while providing drama and depth. These new designs join the Len-Tex offering of over 20 patterns and hundreds of colorways.
Arc-Com featured their eco-tex© Surface iQ™ collection of highly styled wallcoverings in a refreshing array of seven patterns and 110 colorations. Natural, organic images along with contemporary graphic designs were displayed in a variety of patterns delivering dramatic and inspired wall surfacing options. Fresh color palettes included natural and earth-inspired tones, bold accents, and clean, vibrant hues with the subtle opulence of metallic and pearlescents.
The Carnegie Fabrics collection of Surface iQ wallcoverings touted a range of over 20 designs including bold graphics and geometrics, subtle patterns, soft botanicals, and textural prints. A design leader in the wallcovering and textile market, Carnegie’s products have long blended beauty, innovation and performance. Their versatile offering of Surface iQ is ideal for a range of interior applications, bringing warmth, elegance and environmental sustainability to vertical surfaces.
For designers who appreciate textures, Surface iQ™ wallcoverings by Len-Tex offer three new choices all derived from nature. Providing a distinctive, organic look these beautifully crafted designs are as at home in hospitality as they are in commercial, healthcare and retail settings.
Masterfully reproduced to simulate the look and feel of fine leather, Callahan features a classic stitched-leather block pattern in a PVC-free construction. This handsome new design in the Surface iQ offering takes the traditional leather look to a whole new level by incorporating the sophisticated shimmer of pearlescent inks in its palette of 12 fashion-forward colors. An elegant luster enhances the fresh neutrals, mid tones and deep rich hues. Callahan brings a distinguished character to environments requiring a rich and refined aesthetic from boardrooms and banks to libraries, lounges and VIP suites.
Jakari echoes the fine detail of a natural woven grasscloth, with a beautifully crafted emboss featuring a tightly woven, straw mat effect. This new Surface iQ pattern brings a calming textural ambiance in 16 colorways borrowed from nature. The palette of soothing neutrals, well-balanced mid tones and rich, earthy darks is complemented by a subtle pearlescent sheen. Whether your project is casual or sophisticated, Jakari’s versatility and vitality will provide an inviting welcome to interior environments. Its organically inspired aesthetic and PVC-free technology is a smart choice for healthcare, hospitality, corporate and retail settings.
Delicate fiber strands formed into a silken web create a truly distinctive and elegant visual effect in the new Luminesse design. The effect is achieved with a delicate layer of a proprietary nonwoven bonded to the surface and then tinted. Pearlescent inks and washcoat create a soft glow while providing drama and depth. The beauty and elegance of Luminesse combined with its PVC-free construction make it an irresistible option, delivering high style as well as healthy and sustainable product design. Any of the 16 colorways will make a stunning statement in interiors ranging from hospitality to upscale retail and restaurants.
Len-Tex Corporation, a leading manufacturer of commercial wallcovering, announced today that Arc-Com Fabrics, Inc. of Orangeburg, NY has been named as a new sales partner for its Surface iQ™ PVC-Free wallcoverings. Arc-Com is now the third channel partner representing this innovative vinyl alternative, joining Carnegie Fabrics of Rockville Center, NY and MDC Wallcoverings of Elk Grove, IL. The new partnership will allow expanded market presence for the Surface iQ product line, broaden its availability to the A&D community, and provide more options for sustainable design solutions.
“We’re very pleased to establish this new partnership with Arc-Com,” said Don Lennon, president of Len-Tex. “Arc-Com shares our commitment to environmental stewardship and inspired design direction, and their distinctive product offering will complement the growing range of Surface iQ options for the interior design market.”
The proprietary Surface iQ technology developed by Len-Tex is based on a thermoplastic olefin substrate and provides all the beauty and performance of Type II vinyl without the environmental concerns. Surface iQ wallcoverings are PVC- and plasticizer-free and contain no heavy metals or ozone-depleting chemicals. Surface iQ is the only wallcovering product to achieve both MBDC Cradle to Cradle Certification at the Silver Tier and SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold status.
Len-Tex, a leading manufacturer of contract wallcoverings, announced the launch of three new patterns in its offering to the interior design and architectural communities. Serena, Takima and Crystal Strie are fresh, contemporary designs that are beautifully crafted and provide distinctive organic appeal.
Serena portrays a multitude of gently-falling leaves in an aspen grove, offering a peaceful and serene aesthetic. The graceful layering quality of the leaf print is enhanced by pearl highlights, adding depth and luster. Serena’s natural beauty delivers a calming ambiance in 13 organically inspired colorways.
Takima is a contemporary-styled bamboo embossed pattern that brings a harmonious, eastern influence to indoor environments. It features clean, fluid lines in a uniquely styled pattern with a focus on nature and tranquility. A palette of 17 lush colors offers a striking background in hospitality, spa and retail settings.
Crystal Strie evokes the look and feel of a finely woven Japanese silk, with a rhythmic mingling of linear textures. The print captures a subtle woven effect enhanced by horizontal striated fibers that give the pattern a unique tactile quality. The 13 versatile colorways provide a warm fabric look suitable for today’s interiors.
The new designs from Len-Tex will easily transform a space with on-trend colors, textures and distinctive visual impact.
Len-Tex Corporation announced today that its entire line of contract wallcoverings has earned the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor AdvantageTM Gold designation. All Len-Tex and Surface iQTM branded wallcoverings meet the rigorous standards outlined in the SCS testing protocols for healthy indoor air quality. SCS is recognized as the global leader in providing independent environmental standards and certification, including those for interior building materials.
SCS Indoor Advantage Gold certification meets the criteria of the most stringent threshold for indoor emissions, California Section 01350, which uses human health-based standards for indoor air quality. SCS certification requires independent laboratory testing. The testing protocols follow EPA and ASTM methods to measure concentrations of individual VOCs that are known health risks, within the Chronic Reference Exposure Levels (CRELs) of the state of California. All Len-Tex wallcoverings also meet the requirements for the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) initiative.
"Indoor air quality is an environmental issue that Len-Tex takes very seriously. We're extremely proud that our wallcoverings have achieved the Indoor Advantage Gold certification," said Don Lennon, president of Len-Tex. "This is tangible proof of our commitment to industry-leading initiatives that contribute to healthier living spaces and work environments."
This certification is the company's latest achievement in combining its manufacturing efforts with a commitment to environmental stewardship. Surface iQ by Len-Tex, a line of PVC-free wallcoverings, recently earned the Cradle-to-CradleSM certification at the Silver tier for healthy and sustainable product design from McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC). Surface iQ is now the only printed commercial grade wallcovering to have earned both the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold and Cradle-to-Cradle certifications.
Len-Tex Corporation, a leading manufacturer of commercial wallcoverings, has introduced three new Surface iQ Wallcovering patterns featuring its proprietary PVC-free technology. Rhapsody, Circuit and Iden offer stylish design options for interior walls while maintaining a cleaner, healthier environment.
Asian-influenced Rhapsody exudes both harmony and energy with its crosshatch design that creates a rhythmic and captivating effect. Delicate detail combined with the accent shimmer of pearls and metallics provide a striking visual aesthetic for hospitality, spa or corporate settings.
The geometric nature of Circuit's design simulates elements of technology in a palette of 11 fresh colorways. Multiple print layers and pearl highlights create an intriguing background while adding depth and dimension to retail and commercial interiors.
Iden features a crisp stripe combined with a soft pearl dappled print, an effect that delivers a distinctive textural appeal. The upbeat colors of this unique design work equally well in both formal and casual settings.
All Surface iQ Wallcoverings meet the strict indoor air quality requirements of the California 01350 specification and CHPS high performance school initiative. Surface iQ Wallcoverings are Cradle to CradleCM Certified at the Silver Tier by McDonough Braungart Design Chemistry (MBDC), and the use of Surface iQ Wallcoverings can contribute to LEED credits under the Materials and Resources and Innovation in Design categories.
Len-Tex Corporation announced today that its contract vinyl and Surface iQ PVC-Free wallcoverings, enhanced with Aqua Clear Top Coat, have been proven to resist damage after multiple cleanings with Virex® Tb disinfectant cleaner.
Many hospitals, healthcare facilities and nursing homes in the U.S. use Virex Tb or similar commercial cleaning products to effectively deal with increasingly virulent micro-organisms. In response to concerns from wallcovering specifiers and end-users in choosing a durable product for these environments, Len-Tex conducted in-house testing of the Virex Tb cleaning solution on its range of wallcoverings.
“The high-alkaline cleaning solutions kill germs but they also proved very damaging to many wallcoverings,” stated Don Lennon, President of Len-Tex. “We’re pleased to report that healthcare specifiers and end users can have full confidence in the Len-Tex and Surface iQ brands for use in these facilities. Our proprietary Aqua Clear Top Coat is impervious to alcohol and alkaline cleaners and provides superb durability and abrasion protection.”
Len-Tex Corporation, a leading manufacturer of commercial wallcoverings, has introduced the Kensington Large Print Collection. Featuring nine new dramatically styled designs, these large-scale patterns were created to transform interior spaces requiring a bold, sophisticated statement.
From elegantly styled damasks to nature inspired patterns, textural silks to clean contemporary prints, the Kensington Collection provides a myriad of design possibilities to complement grand-style environments in hospitality, offices or retail. The collection features softly balanced neutrals as well as rich accent colorways that are further enhanced by pearlescent undertones or metallic highlights.
“Designers are looking for distinctive options to complement large scale, dramatic interiors,” said Deb Blodgett, Len-Tex Design Manager. “We’ve created a striking series of patterns from classic to contemporary that are perfect for spaces requiring bold, graphic simplicity.”
Len-Tex Corporation announced today that its entire line of contract wallcoverings has been certified to meet the Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) standards of California's Section 01350 for low VOC emissions. This specification developed by the state of California measures key environmental performance in building materials, primarily interior finish products. All Len-Tex wallcoverings meet the standards outlined in the section's IAQ testing protocol, which stipulates that independent laboratories test materials for chemical emissions.
In addition, Len-Tex wallcoverings have also been certified to meet the stringent criteria of the Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS section 01350) in independent laboratory testing. CHPS is an initiative for California schools that is the nation’s first rating program to promote the design and construction of school buildings that excel in environmental efficiency and healthy building practices.
"We are pleased to have met both the rigorous indoor air quality standards of Section 01350 and the CHPS initiative," said Don Lennon, president of Len-Tex. "These achievements underscore our commitment to provide stylish wallcoverings for the interior design market in an environmentally sensitive way that considers the health of building occupants."
Len-Tex Corporation, a leading manufacturer of commercial wallcoverings, has introduced a set of three wallcovering coordinates, Lennon Grass, Lennon Grass Linsey and Lennon Grass Lattice. This series of grasscloth designs beautifully complement each other with an aesthetic that is both timeless and contemporary.
Inspired by an actual grasscloth discovered in Asia, the Lennon Grass pattern was skillfully crafted to capture the intricate details of the natural fibers. A pearlescent undertone has been added to simulate the subtle sheen of a real grasscloth. The palette features 12 natural-toned colorways and 5 contemporary accent colors.
LENNON GRASS LINSEY
Lennon Grass Linsey features a graceful pattern of arched, swaying branches overprinted on the Lennon Grass, a look reminiscent of a bamboo forest.
LENNON GRASS LATTICE
Lennon Grass Lattice is distinguished by a striped effect created by an Asian-influenced trellis design. Overprint colors on both were carefully chosen to complement the palette of 13 earthy hues, providing a beautiful statement of nature.
The three Lennon Grass designs complement each other to create welcoming interior environments for both sophisticated and casual settings. Warm and inviting, these grasscloth designs are the perfect backdrop for sleek, modern furnishings, as well as traditional décor.
Interior designers looking to create healthier commercial interiors now have more options with three new