Phifer Insect Screening Products Receive Greenguard® Select Certification Mark
P.O. Box 1700
Tuscaloosa, AL, 35403
Press release date: July 12, 2012
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. - A host of popular Phifer Incorporated screening products - BetterVue®, UltraVue®, PetScreen® and TuffScreen® - have attained the new, elite GREENGUARD Select Certification from the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI), ensuring healthier air quality. Phifer's insect screening collection is also certified as meeting the stringent GREENGUARD Children and Schools standards for commercial use.
The new GREENGUARD Select Certification ProgramSM is designed to meet the latest in scientific and market requirements for VOC and formaldehyde emissions, including showing compliance with the 2012 updates to the California section CA 01350 emissions standard. The Select Certification designates emissions performance based on modeling to specific indoor environments where the product will be used, such as commercial, healthcare, educational and homes. In addition to stringent VOC and formaldehyde level limits, GREENGUARD Select Certified products must meet lead and phthalate content requirements as defined by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Information Act.
Phifer's BetterVue Improved Visibility Insect Screen (iVis) is ideal for all screening applications - windows, doors or porches. BetterVue's increased openness and smaller yarn diameters offer increased protection against small insects and maximize the outward view, making it sharper and more brilliant. This screen is the perfect choice for the porch or patio where more access to the sun's rays and fresh breezes is desired.
Phifer's UltraVue Excellent Visibility Insect Screen (eVis) is the total window screening package, delivering a sharp, more brilliant view, improved daylighting, superior ventilation and protection from annoying, disease-carrying insects. UltraVue offers the ultimate in visibility over any other fiberglass insect screening in the market and is ideal for windows where the focus is all about the view.
PetScreen is built to withstand the bumps, bruises and bustle of even the most curious creatures. Made from strong vinyl-coated polyester, this durable, heavy-duty, pet-resistant insect screening resists tears, punctures and other damage caused by pets or heavy wear in high traffic areas. After extensive testing, PetScreen was found to be seven times stronger than regular insect screening.
Made from vinyl-coated polyester, TuffScreen is a heavy-duty insect screening that is ideal for high traffic areas. Pet-resistant and tear and puncture resistant, TuffScreen is three times stronger than regular insect screening and ideal for porch and patio enclosures as well as windows and doors.
These insect screening products join a list of other Phifer interior and exterior sun control products in achieving this designation, marking Phifer's continued commitment to being environmentally conscious. All products certified by GEI must pass a series of rigorous emissions tests and undergo quarterly tests, as well as annual re-certification, to ensure their low emission status is maintained. GEI is an independent, third party, unbiased non-profit organization founded to create healthier indoor environments, improving public health and quality of life by testing and certifying low chemical-emitting products and materials and helping manufacturers build better and safer products.
For more information about Phifer's GREENGUARD Select CertifiedSM insect screening product line, visit www.phifer.com/InsectScreen.aspx or www.greenguard.org or contact Phifer at 205-345-2120.
A master weaver with 60 years of experience and a forward-thinking mentality, Phifer is the world leader in the production of interior and exterior sun protection fabrics, cutting-edge, specialty screen products for windows and doors, stock/custom engineered mesh and textile products and high performance outdoor designer fabrics.