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Did You Know… Green design depends on chemistry?

Green or eco-friendly interior design systems not only can conserve energy and natural resources, but also can contribute to an attractive, healthy building environment. Chemical manufacturers are innovating products and materials that help make home and building design elements more sustainable:

  • Vinyl flooring is virtually impermeable, holds up to traffic, and is easy to care for and clean—helping to provide a hygienic and safe environment. That’s why it’s often the choice of hospitals and health care facilities. Vinyl flooring offers the additional benefit of having no fibers to trap dust mites and other allergens.
  • Solid surface kitchen and bathroom countertops made from a mixture of minerals and polymer-based binding resins form a durable, non-porous surface that doesn’t need sealing, resists bacteria, and is non-allergenic.
  • Polycarbonate plastic is used to make windows and frames that are both shatter-resistant and lightweight. Additionally, polycarbonate plastic has low thermal conductivity and can reduce heating and cooling costs while providing protection against inclement weather conditions.

The chemical manufacturing community seeks to collaborate with interior designers and architects to provide advanced products and materials that can help them reach their green goals.

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