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GreenGuard™ Indoor Quality Certification

GreenGuardThe Greenguard™ Environmental Institute has awarded RESISTOP high-pressure decorative laminate its respected Greenguard Indoor Air Quality Certification. To receive Greenguard certification, a product must pass the institute’s stringent chemical emission tests and conform to its strict standards. The Greenguard certification assures professionals and homeowners alike that Resistop laminate and solid phenolic core products will not add harmful contaminants to their indoor air.

Greenguard-certified low-emission surfacing makes for a healthier environment in any setting: commercial, residential, hospitality or healthcare, K-12 schools for furniture products. Resistop laminate or solid phenolic can be used as a surface on Greenguard-certified office or school furniture to obtain a LEED-CI credit for Low Emitting Office Furniture (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Rating System for Commercial Interiors). No additional costs or special ordering is required to enjoy the benefits of quality laminate that enhances and protects its environment.

The Greenguard Certification Program helps building, design, and specifying professionals or consumers to create clean indoor air by providing an online guide to scientifically tested low emission products. Products certified by the GEI help to significantly reduce indoor air pollution and we are proud to offer products that help improve public health and quality of life.    

RESISTOP – LABORATORY GRADE SOLID PHENOLIC

Quality Certified® by the GREENGUARD
Environmental Institute under the GREENGUARD
for Children & Schools product certification program

Certification No: FC2Ls93111-1
Certification No: FC2Ls93112-1
Certification Status: Certified
Certification Period(s): 01/2006- 06/2009
Certification Restrictions: NONE

GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified Products meet the following minimum emission requirements

Emission Types:

Individual VOCs1

< 1/100 TLV and < ½ CA chronic REL

Formaldehyde2

< 0.0135 ppm/13.5 ppb

Total VOC’s3

< 0.22 mg/m³

Total Aldehydes4

< 0.043 ppm/43 ppb

Total Phthalates5 

< 0.01 mg/m³

Total Particles (< 10μm)6

< 0.02 mg/m³

Explanations of superscript above:
1 - Any VOC not listed must produce an air concentration level no greater than 1/100 the Threshold Limit Value (TLV) industrial work place standard (Reference:
American Conference of Government Industrial Hygienists, 6500 Glenway, Building D-7, Cincinnati, Ohio 45211-4438) and no greater than 1/2 the CA Chronic Reference Exposure Level (CREL) http://www.oehha.ca.gov/air/chronic_rels /AllChrels.html - (CRELs) Adopted by the State of California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment (OEHHA), February 2005).
2 - Formaldehyde criteria established so that emission levels reach 0.014ppm (13.5 ppb) within 14 days of installation (meeting CA 1350 requirements).
3 - Defined to be the total response of measured VOCs falling within the C6 – C16 range, with responses calibrated to a toluene surrogate.
4 - Defined to be the total response of a specific target list of aldehydes (2-butenal; acetaldehyde; benzaldehyde;  2,5 dimethylbenzaldehyde, 2-methylbenzaldehyde;
3-and/or 4-methylbenzaldehyde; butanal; 3-methylbutanal; formaldehyde; hexanal; pentanal; propanal), with each individually calibrated to a compound specific standard.
5 - Total phthalates include dibutyl (DBP), diethylhexyl (DEHD), diethyl (DEP), butylbenzyl (BBP), di-octyl (DOP), and dimethyl (DMP) phthalates.
6 - Particles applicable to fibrous, particle releasing products with exposed surface area.

Complies with California Department of Health Services' "Standard Practice for the Testing of Volatile Organic Emissions from various sources Using Small-Scale Environmental Chambers" 2004 (CA section 01350).

GREENGUARD Certification affirms that a product’s emissions fall within the limits selected by GREENGUARD from reputable third-party risk based criteria, as identified above. GREENGUARD program testing is conducted consistent with a defined protocol and does not measure emissions under usage conditions other than those defined in the protocol
and does not address potential environmental impact other than chemical emissions