Chromcraft to use soy-based product

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Published: October 19,2009

Tags: environment, manufacturing

SENATOBIA — Residential and commercial furniture manufacturer Chromcraft, a division of Chromcraft Revington Inc. has taken another step in its commitment to promoting sustainable home and work environments. The latest action incorporates renewable raw materials into polyurethane foam.

Already GREENGUARD certified, Chromcraft’s Mississippi facility further demonstrates its dedication to environmental efforts by enlisting MCPU Polymer Engineering to “green up” seating foam with soy-based Honey Bee polyol.

According to Chromcraft, the new foam cushions comply with rigorous physical test standards demanded for residential and commercial seating applications and prove it is possible to produce environmentally-friendly foam without sacrificing critical performance attributes. This replacement of a portion of petroleum-derived chemical with Honey Bee polyol allows Chromcraft to expand environmental efforts on many levels. MCPU’s proprietary technology takes soybean oil to polyol in one clean, efficient step, saving energy and reducing the greenhouse effect. The end product is a consistent soy-polyol that works well with conventional urethane materials to produce high quality foams.

Chromcraft’s new soy-foam seating offers ergonomic comfort, Chromcraft quality and makes an environmental statement as encouraged by LEEDS and GREENGUARD standards. Both Chromcraft and MCPU Polymer Engineering will continue efforts to replace non-sustainable content with more renewable materials in the future.

Chromcraft’s eco-improved seating will be available for purchase in the fourth quarter of this year.

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