Indoor Air Quality, Sustainability and Product Transparency

We have eliminated the elements of most concern to health and indoor air quality.

Our Clean Vinyl TechnologyTM (CVT) Wallcoverings have earned the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage Gold Building Materials Certification.  SCS certification is in compliance with CDPH/EHLB Standard Method v1.1 and conforms to California Specification 01350 to identify VOC emissions from interior products and finishes.  Len-Tex Wallcoverings have earned a “Pass” rating for school, office, and residential applications.

Len-Tex Corporation is dedicated to producing wallcoverings that create healthier indoor air quality (IAQ).

This chart below lists the chemicals and associated health risks typically found in vinyl wallcoverings.  Clean Vinyl TechnologyTM formulation addresses these chemicals and identifies the safe alternatives used in CVTTM.

Chemical
Component
Phthalates Barium Antimony Arsenic Formaldehyde Phenol
Common
Use
Plasticizer/softener
in Film and Inks
Film Stabilizer Film Fire
Retardant
Biocide/
Anti-microbial
Preservative in Inks and Coatings Film Stabilizer
Health Risks Classified as endocrine disruptors; Exposure increases incidence of developmental abnormalities May cause gastrointestinal problems and muscle weakness Carcinogen under CA Prop 65;
Linked to skin and eye irritation, inflammation of the lungs bronchitis, and emphysema
Recognized Carcinogen and Development Toxicant (CA-P65)
Linked to cancer, gastrointestinal effects, nervous system disorders and skin irritations
Linked to eye, nose and throat irritation; wheezing and coughing; fatigue; skin rash; allergic reactions Volatile Organic Compound;
May cause irritation to the skin, eyes and mucous membranes
Len-Tex CVT Component Eastman DOTP, Citrate non-phthalate plasticizer Calcium Aluminium trihydrate (ATH) UltraFresh® Formaldehyde-free inks and coatings Ultra-low-emitting stabilizer system
Supporting References 1. EPA: Biomonitoring Phthalates
2. EPA: Assessing and Managing Chemicals under TSCA - Phthalates
3. CPSC Adopts Testing Requirements for Phthalates in Children's Toys and Child Care Articles
4. Why Eastman 168 is a non-phthalate plasticizer - regulatory memo
1. ATDSR - Toxic Substanes Portal - ToxFAQs for Barium - June 2013
2. PVC-Org - Calcium - Zinc stabilizers
1. CA - Prop 65 Website
2. EPA - Antimony Compounds
1. EPA - Arsenic Factsheet, CDC 2013
2.
UltraFresh® website
1. Formaldehyde Found in Building Materials; healthybuilding.net
2. SCS Indoor Advantage™+ Formaldehyde Free
Certification Requirements

3. EPA - Formaldehyde
1. EPA - Phenol
2. Berkley Analytical - VOC Emmission Testing Services>

Len-Tex Clean Vinyl Technology™ demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement of our vinyl wallcoverings. We are proud to take a leadership role in developing products with cleaner chemistries that contribute to improved indoor air quality. Rated ultra-low emitting for offices, classrooms and residential spaces, our wallcoverings have become the product of choice for healthier indoor environments.

Len-Tex wallcoverings with Clean Vinyl Technology™ pass the rigorous standards of the SCS Indoor Advantage Gold and CA 01350, and are accepted and listed on the Collaborative for High Performing Schools (CHPS). CVT Wallcoverings meet the stringent EU standard EN 15102 for Decorative Wallcoverings and comply with the new W-101 Wallcovering Association standard. All of our product components are Made in the U.S.A., and we are proud to play a part in safeguarding American jobs.

 

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