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UNILIN LAMINATE FLOORING RECEIVES LABEL OF ENVIRONMENTAL EXCELLENCE

UNILIN, division flooring, is the first flooring manufacturer to receive the much-coveted EU Ecolabel for its direct pressure laminate (DPL) flooring.

UNILIN, division flooring, is the first flooring manufacturer to receive the much-coveted EU Ecolabel for its direct pressure laminate (DPL) flooring.

UNILIN’s Pergo and Quick-Step laminate flooring and Pergo Parquet already have the Nordic Swan label. By adding the EU Ecolabel to its standard-produced Pergo, Quick-Step and Balterio laminates, UNILIN delivers on its promise to produce healthy, sustainable flooring while also further strengthening its market position. 

Introduced in 1992 by the European Commission, the EU Ecolabel is a label of environmental excellence that is awarded to products and services meeting high ecological standards throughout their life cycles: from raw materials extraction to production, distribution, and disposal. The criteria for the Ecolabel are set by a number of stakeholders, including NGOs, governments, industry, academia, and consumer groups. Intended to guide and inform consumers about a product’s impact on health and environment, there’s an EU Ecolabel for a variety of products and services.

At the end of January 2017, the EU Ecolabel for wood, cork and bamboo-based floorcoverings was revised to include laminate flooring. This voluntary label goes far beyond legal requirements. For example, in the case of chemicals, the EU Ecolabel strictly prohibits certain chemicals, or the corresponding limit values are much lower than required under applicable laws.

Tino Mulle, CSO at UNILIN, division flooring, said: “Our vision at UNILIN has always been to create beautiful, convenient, quality products in a sustainable way. It’s the reason we focus on reducing our ecological footprint and establishing a circular economy. Being the first flooring manufacturer to receive the revised Ecolabel certificate is a recognition of our sustainability efforts over the past couple of years.”

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