LG Floors Claims It Can Use Post-Consumer Content

Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Nov. 18, 2008--LG Floors said it has developed a way to use post-consumer resilient flooring in its products.

Traditionally, resilient flooring manufacturers have been plagued by the fact that after installation, their products were limited in afterlife recyclability and reuse. In particular, because when a resilient floor is glued down to a substrate, the adhesive cannot be removed afterward, making the flooring unusable in its afterlife.

LG said it discovered several ways to not only incorporate true post-industrial content into its product, but for the first time in the industry, was able to use its own post-consumer recycled content, as well as that of competitors, into the production of new resilient floor covering.

Post-consumer recycled content is considered to be more difficult to obtain than post-industrial content, because it involves the challenging process of reclaiming material after installation and being used by the end-user. And unlike post-industrial content which is available in great quantity through factories, post-consumer material is spread out amount many households.


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