Scranton Products Achieves Certification in GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification Program
SCRANTON, Pa., June 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — Scranton Products today announced it has achieved certification in the GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification Program(SM) for their Hiny Hiders® and Resistall® bathroom partitions, and Tufftec ® Lockers. The GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) certifies products and materials for low chemical emissions and provides a resource for architects and designers in choosing healthier products and materials for indoor environments. All certified products must meet stringent chemical emissions standards based on established criteria from key public health agencies. The Children and Schools Certification offers even stricter certification criteria.
“Because children are more sensitive to indoor pollution than adults, the GREENGUARD standards for their exposure to emissions and chemicals are much more stringent,” said Don Wharton, President, Scranton Products. “We are very pleased that Scranton Products has met these criteria for bathroom partitions and lockers and can responsibly serve our schools at all age levels.”
The general population spends 90 percent of their time indoors, where air pollution levels are 2 to 5 times higher than those found outdoors. The largest source of this pollution is volatile organic compound (VOC) emissions from building materials and furnishings. GREENGUARD Certified products provide an easy to use resource to find high quality, low-VOC products.
Along with being GREENGUARD certified, Scranton Products’ HDPE bathroom partitions and lockers will not delaminate or rust and are resistant to mildew, odors, corrosion and dents, saving on maintenance costs. The Hiny Hiders line of bathroom partitions strongly resemble the materials they replace, with four designer collections in 35 colors and a variety of textures that feature the look of rich woods, metallics, stone and mosaic patterns. The Resistall line of partitions in four colors are as durable as they are affordable, with a flexible design that withstands the test of time. And, Tufftec lockers are built tough and available in ten classic colors.
GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certified products can be used to earn valuable credits in the CHPS Best Practices Manual for K-12 schools, the US Green Building Council’s LEED( ®) Green Building Rating Systems, the Green Guide for Healthcare, the NAHB Green Building Guidelines, Green Globes, Regreen and many other building codes, standards and specifications.
About Scranton Products:
For more than 25 years our premium brands have led the plastic partitions market setting new benchmarks for the industry in quality and delivery. In fact, Scranton Products is the only manufacturer of plastic partitions that ships in as little as five days. Our well-known brands, including Hiny Hiders®, Resistall(TM) and Tufftec®, feature the most durable, low maintenance and best looking partitions, lockers and industrial sheet products in the industry. They won’t dent, rust or need painting, and because they have color throughout, delamination is not a factor. For more information, visit www.scrantonproducts.com.
GREENGUARD Certified products are recognized, referenced or preferred by more than 400 federal purchasers, retailers, green building rating tools, and building codes around the world. For more information, visit http://www.greenguard.org/en/index.aspx.
SOURCE Scranton Products