JASPER, Ind. (August 19, 2010) — Clients seeking office furnishings that contribute towards Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED(R)), have one more reason to take a closer look at Kimball(R) Office. Nearly all Kimball Office products are now finished with Pura(TM), the manufacturer’s proprietary, water-based, ultraviolet finish, which includes virtually no volatile organic compounds, and meets or exceeds indoor air quality standards provided by LEED and the Business and Institutional Furniture Manufacturers Association (BIFMA).

“For 40 years, Kimball Office has aimed to provide clients with sustainable, quality products, and now by incorporating Pura into nearly all wood product lines, we are helping further improve the indoor air quality in workplace settings,” said Steven Brewster, Sustainability Director for Kimball Office. “Matching existing Kimball Office finishes and protection from pen imprint and scratches are a few signatures of Pura, which is available with no additional charge.”
In addition to providing improved indoor air quality, Pura’s composition allows for less energy-intensive finish processes to help reduce the manufacturer’s carbon footprint. “The practices implemented drastically reduce waste. Because Pura is water-based and robotically applied, material overspray can be recovered and reformulated with pure water, to circulate back into the system with new finish,” added Brewster.

Pura is available on nearly all Kimball Office wood product lines, including: Definition(R), Fluent(R), Footprint(R), Priority(R), Aspire(R) tables, and other conferencing solutions. Like other finishes from the manufacturer, Pura’s durability and clarity allow wood’s natural beauty to shine through.

About Kimball Office
A recognized leader in fine workplace furnishings, Kimball(R) Office has been building its reputation on quality and integrity of design for 40 years. The company is a business unit of Kimball International, Inc., a corporation that provides a variety of products from its two business segments: Furniture and Electronic Manufacturing Services. Based in Jasper, Ind., the publicly traded company (NASDAQ: KBALB) had sales of $1.2 billion in 2009. To learn more, please visit www.kimballoffice.com

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