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Len-Tex announces clean vinyl technology


Len-Tex Corporation announced today the introduction of its exclusive Clean Vinyl Technology (CVT), a breakthrough development for the commercial wallcovering industry. Partnering with O'Sullivan Films to create a customized, non-ortho-phthalate vinyl film, Len-Tex is setting the standard for a new generation of vinyl wallcovering. This innovative technology eliminates the elements of most concern to health and indoor air quality typically found in traditional vinyl wallcovering products. Len-Tex CVT contains no phthalate plasticizers, no barium or other heavy metals, no antimony-based fire retardants and no formaldehyde. In addition, the CVT technology incorporates the Ultra-Fresh® antimicrobial agent, replacing an arsenic-based biocide often found in commercial vinyl wallcovering.

'We're proud to take a leadership role in developing innovative products that contribute to cleaner, healthier interiors,' said Don Lennon, Len-Tex president, 'The Clean Vinyl Technology demonstrates our commitment to continuous improvement of our vinyl products. We've engineered an ultra-low VOC material while maintaining the beauty and durability you've come to expect from Len-Tex.'

Len-Tex wallcoverings with Clean Vinyl Technology meet the rigorous standards of the Scientific Certification Systems (SCS) Indoor Advantage™ Gold, as well as earning a pass rating for the CA 01350 and CHPS. In addition, CVT wallcoverings meet the stringent EU standard EN 15102 for decorative wallcoverings, and support the new W-101 Wallcovering Association standard.

Len-Tex CVT wallcoverings meet all of the durability, cleanability and fire rating of its previous formulations while further improving indoor air quality. Len-Tex is in the process of replacing its entire line of Type II vinyl wallcoverings with the new technology and will have their entire vinyl product line converted to CVT within 2011.

For more information on the full line of Len-Tex wallcoverings visit www.lentexcorp.com.

About Len-Tex
Len-Tex Corporation is a leading manufacturer of commercial wallcoverings, providing an extensive range of design options for the hospitality, healthcare, corporate, institutional and retail markets. Len-Tex wallcoverings are manufactured to strict quality and environmental standards and meet or exceed CA 01350 standards for indoor air quality and are SCS Indoor Advantage™ Gold certified. Len-Tex wallcoverings are proudly manufactured in North Walpole, New Hampshire, USA, and are distributed through MDC Wallcoverings in the USA and through Odyssey Wallcoverings in Canada.

About O'Sullivan
O'Sullivan Films is North America's premier producer of flexible vinyl sheet film and a major developer of thermoplastic olefin (TPO), thermoplastic urethane (TPU) polymer films, and polyolefin alloys. O'Sullivan provides extensive technical expertise and custom capabilities to develop unique solutions to specific customer applications. O'Sullivan Films is located in Winchester, VA, USA, and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Hornschuch Group of Weissbach, Germany.

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