The Next Green Product Sensations
Those green product headliners? In the contract furnishings market, chance are they first hit the scene at NeoCon World’s Trade Fair in Chicago. The annual contract furnishings fair kicks off next week, June 11-13. For hints of what’s to come, check out Interior Design magazine’s Eco Product Preview, which singles out manufacturer’s making green strides. The product list includes two companies making flooring waves. Mohawk Group/Lees Carpets recently launched the non-PVC backing Encycle, which is a big turn for the carpet industry. Then there’s flooring manufacturer ECOsurfaces Commercial Flooring, which produces recycled rubber flooring made from 100 percent post-consumer material rescued from landfills. Also notable, Evolve Furniture Group, which uses an estimated 82 percent recycled and environmentally-friendly materials to produce its panels. Other companies to watch include Arc-Com Fabrics, Armstrong Ceiling & Wall Systems, Milliken Contract, Nood Fashion, Sherwin-Williams, and Solutia Ultron. ::Interior Design ::NeoCon World's Trade Fair
From left to right: Evolve Furniture Group, ECOsurfaces Commercial Flooring, Mohawk Group/Lees Carpets.