Sustainability Assessment for Wallcovering Products
|Publication Date:||28 August 2012|
This Standard establishes a consistent approach to the evaluation and determination of environmentally preferable and sustainable wallcovering manufacturing and distribution processes. The Standard includes relevant criteria across the product life cycle from raw material extraction through manufacturing, distribution, and end-of-life management.
The scope of the standard includes the following wall covering manufacturing processes:
- raw material inputs (fibers, resins, additives, colorants, and process chemicals);
- fabric or sheet formation;
- attachment systems.
The scope of the standard also includes the following wall covering distribution process:
- product distribution;
- recycling infrastructure support; and
- Indoor air quality (IAQ)
As used in this Standard, "Wallcovering Manufacturing & Distribution" includes, but is not limited to textiles, vinyl, vinyl coated, alternative polymer, alternative polymer coated, textiles, paper and other natural fiber products. The Standard is applicable to products manufactured in one facility or multiple facilities, one country or multiple countries.