MUSCATINE, IA – Through its new partnership with G3 Technology Innovations LLC, The HON Co. is one of the first manufacturers to offer G3’s GreenShield FR finish on its seating, upholstered in 100-percent polyester Striae, Tile and Panorama fabrics.

G3 develops environmentally responsible solutions that eliminate, or dramatically reduce, the use of chemistries, typically fluorocarbons, in traditional finishes. Fluorocarbons, as identified by the Environmental Protection Agency, are possible carcinogens, and are persistent in the environment, and have been found to accumulate in human and animal bodies.

Traditionally, adding protection to fabrics has been provided by using fluorochemical-based finishes. A finish with reduced amounts of harmful fluorocarbons, such as Greenshield FR, is a step forward for the environment and human health, according to HON.

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