posted on August 27, 2009 22:19
Samsung Staron® Earns SCS Certification for Recycled Content
Scientific Certification Systems issues Material Content Certification for 7 Staron® Products
LOS ANGELES (June 2009) – Staron® Surfaces, a division of worldwide technology leader Samsung, was recently honored with the SCS Material Content Certification for seven of its surfacing products.
The certification, issued by Scientific Certification Systems, a leader in certifying independent environmental claims, recognizes Staron® for the use of recycled material in several of its acrylic surfacing options. The certification was awarded on the following Staron® solid surface products:
- Staron® Pebble Seastar - Minimum 5% Pre-Consumer Recycled Resin and Chip Content
- Staron® Aspen Mine - Minimum 10% Pre-Consumer Recycled Resin and Chip Content
- Staron® Aspen Snow - Minimum 10% Pre-Consumer Recycled Resin and Chip Content
- Staron® Pebble Basalt - Minimum 25% Pre-Consumer Recycled Resin and Chip Content
- Staron® Sanded Wheat - Minimum 25% Pre-Consumer Recycled Resin and Chip Content
- Staron® Pebble Fennel - Minimum 30% Pre-Consumer Recycled Resin and Chip Content
- Staron® Sanded Noir - Minimum 30% Pre-Consumer Recycled Resin and Chip Content
The SCS Material Content Certification verifies that Samsung is working responsibly to minimize environmental impact during the manufacturing process. Using recycled content helps conserve energy and resources, alleviates pressure on landfill space and reduces the need for transportation during certain phases of a product’s life cycle.
“The fact that three of our existing products, plus four new products, contain recycled content is one of many benefits commercial and residential users will experience with Staron®,” says Dale Mandell, Staron®’s North America Sales Director. “Staron® solid surfaces have already earned two GREENGUARD certifications as low-emitting interior building products, which further demonstrates Samsung’s focus on improving the well-being of our environment.”
Products certified by SCS as containing recycled materials can help meet the criteria for LEED MR 4.1 and/or MR 4.2 as specified by the U.S. Green Building Council. Architects and designers who specify building components for LEED projects prefer third-party certified products such as Samsung Staron® solid surfaces.
SCS is a global leader in independent certification of environmental, sustainability, food quality and food purity claims. For more than two decades, SCS has developed internationally recognized standards and certification programs aimed at spurring the highest level of environmental improvements, social accountability and product performance. SCS programs span a wide cross‐section of the economy, recognizing accomplishments in agricultural production, food processing and handling, forestry, fisheries, flowers and plants, energy, green building, consumer and business product manufacturing, and corporate social responsibility.
For more information or a list of certified products, please visit www.SCScertified.com.
The U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) is a non profit organization that certifies sustainable businesses, homes, hospitals, schools, and neighborhoods. USGBC is dedicated to expanding green building practices and education, and its LEED® (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Green Building Rating System™. Samsung Cheil Industries, Inc is a current member.
For more information, please visit www.usgbc.org.
About Staron® Surfaces by Samsung
Staron® offers three great surfacing options – high-performance Staron® Solid Surfaces, luxurious Radianz (Staron® Quartz Surface) and the versatile Staron® Tempest. All combine natural beauty with design sensibility to offer a variety of colors and patterns. Durable, stain-resistant and hygienic, Staron® Surfaces makes the design and selection process easy. For more information about Staron® and application ideas, please visit www.Staron.com or call 800.795.7177.