The Jasper, IN manufacturer received the certification for products in its Promise, Centennial, Revolutions, and Madera desk and casegoods lines. The products have also been found to meet the BIFMA standards for low-emitting office furniture systems and earn points for LEED Credit 4.5. (Seen here is a part of the Promises casegoods line.)
“We are pleased to welcome Indiana Furniture as a participating manufacturer in the GREENGUARD Certification Program,” stated Marilyn Black, founder of GREENGUARD Environmental Institute. “By attaining this certification, Indiana Furniture continues to show its leadership in addressing concerns of the community.”
According to the company, once cured by UV light, the finish on the products won’t emit toxins, formaldehyde, or solvents into the air. “Our investment in UV advantage is part of Indiana Furniture’s continued interest in using leading edge technology in pursuit of responsible environmental practices,” says Rich Slayton, president and CEO.
Beyond being earth friendly, adds Slayton, the UV advantage finish is earning kudos for durability—earning a 5 out of 5 rating in durability testing. It’s extremely hard—practically impervious to scratches, water stains, and most chemicals. And the finish won’t darken or yellow with age.
With the GREENGUARD certification in place, the company will expand its offering of the environmentally safe finish to further product lines. “We want to make it simple and affordable to specify products that contribute to creating more healthful places for people to work,” says Slayton.