What is GREENGUARD® and how can I be assured of Maxxon's eligibilty for GREENGUARD Certification?
The mission of GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI) is to improve public health and quality of life through programs that improve indoor air.
It has been shown, and certified by the independent, third-party organization GREENGUARD Environmental Institute that Maxxon's products do not emit excessive levels of chemicals, including VOCs, formaldehyde, total aldehydes and phthalates. Maxxon's products continue to maintain GREENGUARD and GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification, and certification of that fact is available on www.greenguard.org, including useful information related to chemical emissions and what it means to be GREENGUARD Certified.
What is the difference between VOC Content and VOC Emissions?
VOC content is calculated by the physical presence of specific volatile organic compounds (VOCs) in a wet product formulation. This is generally applicable to adhesives and other wet products, like paints and coating. This is a specific list of chemicals that react with sunlight to form ground level ozone. VOC emissions, however, are calculated from the finished product, and evaluate all chemicals that are being emitted from the product itself, in its installed and cured format.
- GREENGUARD Indoor Air Quality Certified®: Product certification program for low emitting interior building materials, furnishings, and finish systems.
- GREENGUARD for Children & SchoolsSM: Product certification program for low emitting interior building materials, furnishings, and finish systems used in educational (daycare and K-12) environments.