MAPEI Awarded "Green Squared" Certification for its Tile and Stone Installation Product
- Jun 25, 2012
Deerfield Beach, Florida -- MAPEI, one of the leading manufacturer of tile and stone installation products for the global market, has received the Tile Council of North America's Green Squared certification for its first tile and stone installation product - Ultralite Mortar. As a member of TCNA, MAPEI committed itself to this sustainability program from its inception. "We are pleased to be the first installation products manufacturer to have a product certified under this rigorous standard," said Dr. Neil McMurdie, Research & Development Director for MAPEI Americas.
MAPEI's Ultralite Mortar is a premium-grade, lightweight, single-component, thin-set mortar for floors and walls that can also be used for medium-bed and non-sag applications. It is a polymer-modified mortar formulated with MAPEI's Easy Glide Technology (for application) and with BioBlock (for mold and mildew resistance). Ultralite Mortar is produced at six locations in the United States and Canada: Brampton, Ontario; West Chicago, Illinois; Delta, British Columbia; Fredericksburg, Virginia; Laval, Quebec; and San Bernardino, California.
The Ultralite Mortar product met the standards for use of reclaimed manufacturing waste of recycled material, environmentally sustainable packaging, durability and performance integrity, indoor air quality for low-/non-emitting products and cleaning/environmental maintenance guidelines. Each of the six production facilities where MAPEI manufactures Ultralite Mortar also had to pass more than 35 exacting tests for sustainability before the certification was awarded by SCS (Scientific Certification Systems) Environmental Certification Services, one of TCNA's approved third-party certifiers.
"We have for many years practiced sustainability on a global scale, and the standard practices and processes we have in place at all MAPEI facilities have helped us achieve the Green Squared certification," McMurdie commented. "We strongly support TCNA's efforts to demonstrate through the Green Squared program that tile and stone are a vital part of a sustainable built environment."
SCS has been a global leader in third-party environmental and
sustainability certification, auditing, testing and standards development for more than 25 years.
SCS programs span a wide cross-section of sectors, recognizing exemplary performance in
natural resource management, green building, product manufacturing, food and agriculture,
retailing and more. SCS is a Certified B Corporation, reflecting its commitment to socially and
environmentally responsible business practices.
MAPEI Group, with 68 subsidiaries including 59 plants in 28 countries, is today the world leader
in the manufacturing of adhesives and complementary products for the installation of all types of
floor and wall coverings. The company also specializes in manufacturing other chemical products
for building, including waterproofing products, special mortars and admixtures for concrete,
products for the restoration of ancient buildings, and special decorative and protective coatings
Eighteen MAPEI manufacturing facilities are located in the Americas, with headquarters in
Deerfield Beach, Florida. MAPEI is an environmentally conscious manufacturer - the company
has been a member of the U.S. Green Building Council since 2001 and a member of the Canada
Green Building Council since 2008. MAPEI Americas is a registered provider to the AIA/CES
program and also offers training related to ceramic and stone tile, floor coverings and concrete
repair through the MAPEI Technical Institute. The Quality Management Systems of the majority of
MAPEI Americas facilities are ISO 9001 certified.
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