We proudly use eco-friendly products on our entire line;
from start to finish.
We are proud to announce that all Innovata Flooring Collections are CARB Phase 2 Compliant (for Formaldehyde) and all of our floor coatings are in compliance with the OTC Phase II Model for VOC (Volatile Organic Compounds) emissions.
We're ahead of the game, and you should be, too.
The Ozone Transport Commission’s Phase II Model is spreading across the nation to lower the VOC limit for certain wood coatings to 275 grams/liter. Although the dates have not been finalized, New York, Connecticut and Delaware are implementing these regulation changes as soon as January 2017 through January 2018. The OTC Phase II model is already in effect in California, Maryland and Utah. New Hampshire and Washington DC are studying the adoption of OTC Phase II for architectural and industrial maintenance.
Wood coatings affected by OTC Phase II Model VOC limit regulations include waterborne sealers and finishes, oil-modified polyurethane sealers and finishes, moisture-cure urethane finishes and lacquers. Conjugated oils, conversion varnish and shellac limits are unchanged.
During the lamination process, we were very particular to use an adhesive that offered exceptionally low emissions. We consciously use Dynea AsWood® adhesive as their emissions are at the same low background level as from natural untreated wood; compliant with North American standards.
What is OTC?
The Ozone Transport Commission (OTC) is a multi-state organization created under the Clean Air Act (CAA). It is responsible for advising EPA on transport issues and for developing and implementing regional solutions to the ground-level ozone problem in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic regions.
OTC brings together the states from Virginia to Maine to coordinate reductions in air pollution that benefit the whole region. The OTC provides air pollution assessment, technical support and a forum through which states can work together to harmonize their pollution reduction strategies. OTC members include: Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, Vermont, and Virginia. If the project is located with in the OTC region, one must comply with the applicable VOC standards since each of the OTC states adopt their own rule. For more information visit: www.otcair.org
What is carb?
California Air Resources Board (CARB) California's Legislature established CARB in 1967 to improve and maintain healthy air quality and conduct research into the causes of and solutions to air pollution in the State. CARB has authority to set and enforce emission standards for motor vehicles, fuels, and consumer products; set health-based air quality standards; monitor air quality; identify and set control measures for toxic air contaminants and oversee local air quality districts. To help control the State's significant smog levels, CARB has established much stricter regulatory requirements than most of the U.S. regarding VOC emission levels in hundreds of consumer products, including paints and other architectural coatings. For more information visit: www.arb.ca.gov