TEMPLE, Texas – Wilsonart International recently signed on to the Health Product Declaration Open Standard (HPD) in an effort to provide more sustainable solutions to designers and builders. The HPD is a voluntary format for disclosing product content and related health concerns that typically are not reported even when a product or a building is certified “green.”

The company will prepare an HPD for its flagship product, Wilsonart® High Pressure Decorative Laminate (HPDL), which it will submit to the HPD Working Group. The Working Group will evaluate and submit a final version to be officially ratified and made available to the public later this year. Nearly 30 of the most important names in the construction industry, representing a wide variety of products, will help refine the HPD Open Standard to provide information to customers that is reliable and actionable, through a process that is reasonable and fair to all manufacturers.

Wilsonart’s HPDL products are the choice of green builders and designers because they consistently meet rigorous indoor air quality emissions requirements such as GREENGUARD® Indoor Air Quality, GREENGUARD® Children & Schools and SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certifications.

Wilsonart was the first laminate manufacturer to achieve full FSC® certification for HPDL on Wilsonart® HD® and most Premium Laminates. The company was also first to earn Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification in the HPDL category, ensuring that products marked with the recognizable FSC "checkmark and tree" logo were sourced from responsibly managed forests. Wilsonart Laminate is also SCS certified for post-consumer recycled content.

Source: Wilsonart

 

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