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EPD Transparency Brief

COMPANY NAME

Interface

PRODUCT TYPE

CARPET TILE: GLASBAC®RE, TYPE 6 NYLON MODULAR CARPET TILE WITH GLASBAC®RE BACKING & SOLUTION DYED TYPE 6 NYLON

PRODUCT NAME

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Modular carpet with recycled solution dyed Nylon 6 yarn face cloth (yarn weight: 21 oz/sq yd) combined with GlasBac®RE recycled backing. The products are manufactured by Interface in LaGrange, Georgia USA.

PRODUCT DEFINITION

PRODUCT CATEGORY RULE

PCR – Floorcoverings

(PCR)

Harmonised Rules for Textile, Laminate and ResilientFloor Coverings

CERTIFICATION PERIOD

9/19/2011-9/19/2016

DECLARATION NUMBER

110919.11CA29311.103.1

2.5" X 3" 300 DPI CMYK

LIFECYCLE IMPACT CATEGORIES The environmental impacts listed below were assessed throughout the product’s lifecycle – including raw material extraction, transportation, manufacturing, packaging, use, and disposal at end of life.

Global Warming Potential refers to long-term changes in global weather patterns – including temperature and precipitation – that are caused by increased concentrations of greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

Ozone Depletion Potential is the destruction of the stratospheric ozone layer, which shields the earth from ultraviolet radiation that’s harmful to life, caused by human-made air pollution.

Photochemical Ozone Creation Potential happens when sunlight reacts with hydrocarbons, nitrogen oxides, and volatile organic compounds, to produce a type of air pollution known as smog.

Acidification Potential is the result of humanmade emissions and refers to the decrease in pH and increase in acidity of oceans, lakes, rivers, and streams – a phenomenon that pollutes groundwater and harms aquatic life.

Eutrophication Potential occurs when excessive nutrients cause increased algae growth in lakes, blocking the underwater penetration of sunlight needed to produce oxygen and resulting in the loss of aquatic life.

TRACI

WATER

6.79 kg CO2-Equiv.

0.00000098 kg CFC 11-Equiv.

0.000015 5 kg NOx-Equiv.

1.8 mol H+ Equiv.

0.002 kg N-Equiv.

CML

ATMOSPHERE

6.83 kg CO2-Equiv.

0.00000094 kg R11-Equiv.

0.004 kg Ethene-Equiv.

0.04 kg SO2-Equiv.

0.004 kg Phosphate-Equiv.

FUNCTIONAL UNIT

EARTH

Depletion of Abiotic Resources (Elements) refers to the reduction of available nonrenewable resources, such as metals and gases, that are found on the periodic table of elements, due to human activity.

0.0000042 kg Sb-Equiv.

One square meter of installed modular carpet for heavy use. The use stage is considered for one year of service life. The reference flow is one square meter of modular carpet.

Depletion of Abiotic Resources (Fossil Fuels) refers to the decreasing availability of nonrenewable carbonbased compounds, such as oil and coal, due to human activity.


MATERIAL CONTENT Material content measured to 1%. COMPONENT

MATERIAL

AVAILABILITY

MASS%

ORIGIN

Face Cloth/Yarn

Nylon 6 Post Industrial & Post Consumer Recycled

Recycled material, abundant

17%

IT

Tufting Primary

Polyester

Fossil resource, limited

2%

US

Latex

Ethylene vinyl acetate

Fossil resource, limited

5%

US

Filler

CaCO3

Mineral resource, non renewable, abundant

14%

US

Fiberglass

Silica

Mineral resource, non renewable, abundant

1%

US

GlasBacÂŽRE Backing

Post Consumer recycled carpet tile

Recycled material, abundant

26%

US

GlasBacÂŽRE Backing

Post Industrial recycled vinyl

Recycled material, abundant

35%

US

ADDITIONAL ENVIRONMENTAL INFORMATION

RECYCLING OR REUSE

PRE-CONSUMER RECYCLED CONTENT

52 %

POST-CONSUMER RECYCLED CONTENT

26 %

Product should be recycled through Interface’s ReEntryŽ 2.0 process by contacting Interface ReEntryŽ 2.0 at 888-733-6873 (US) or 866-398-3191 (Canada).

VOC EMISSIONS

CRI GLP Certified

WATER CONSUMPTION

0.02 m3

ENERGY

STANDARDS

RENEWABLE ENERGY NON-RENEWABLE ENERGY

2%

2.32 MJ

98 %

104.03 MJ

MANUFACTURER CONTACT INFO NAME

Interface

PHONE

888-733-6873 (US) or 866-398-3191 (Canada)

EMAIL

sustainability@interface.com

WEBSITE

www.interface.com

CERTIFICATIONS

• ISO9001 Quality Management System • ISO14001 Environmental Management System • Platinum NSF140 Sustainable Carpet Assessment • CRI Green Label Plus • NVLAP Accreditation, NIST

www.UL.com/environment | environment@ul.com       

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