Dalton, Ga.-based J&J Industries — a manufacturer of carpet for commercial applications
including corporate interiors, healthcare, retail and educational facilities — has announced three
carpet backing systems in its J+J/Invision product line have been certified by Ann Arbor,
Mich.-based third-party certification organization NSF International to be compliant with the
NSF/ANSI Standard 140-2007 Sustainable Carpet Assessment standard.
J+J/Invision’s eKo® modular carpet backing system has received platinum certification; and
its PremierBac™ Plus and TitanBac® Plus broadloom carpet backing systems have received gold
certification. NSF/ANSI 140-2007 rates sustainable carpet on three performance levels — silver,
gold and platinum — using established criteria for sustainable manufacturing processes; reclamation
and end-of-life management; energy usage and efficiency; use of bio-based, recycled or
environmentally preferable materials; and efforts to minimize adverse impacts on public health, the
environment and the community.
Eko modular carpet backing contains less material, making it 33-percent lighter-weight than
traditional polyvinyl chloride backing; and it also is recyclable in a closed-loop system.
PremierBac Plus and TitanBac Plus broadloom carpet backings feature lifetime warranties for tuft
bind strength and delamination protection. TitanBac Plus also features a system that keeps moisture
from penetrating into the subfloor. Eko, PremierBac Plus and TitanBac Plus are all part of EnAct®,
J&J Industries’ company-wide focus on sustainability.
May 12, 2009