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May 31, 2012 - Made using 95% plant-based BiOH® polyol, Eco-ITS(TM) bio-based urethane floor coverings are designed to protect floors in manufacturing, industrial, and warehousing facilities. Sustainable coating application improves productivity and minimizes shutdowns. Available in clear or various colors with gloss or satin finish, product offers 21 g/L VOCs (clear) and 23-46 g/L VOCs (color) and qualifies for multiple LEED® credits.

Tennant Company Introduces Highly Sustainable Soy Plant-Based Urethane Coatings

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Tennant Co.
701 N. Lilac Dr.
Minneapolis, MN, 55426

Press release date: May 29, 2012

Eco-ITS(TM) coatings are made with up to 50 percent fewer petroleum-based chemicals than traditional urethane floor coatings

MINNEAPOLIS-Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC), a world leader in designing, manufacturing, and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world, announces the launch of the floor care industry's first known sustainable urethane floor coatings that are 50 percent soy plant-based and specifically designed for manufacturing, industrial, and warehousing facilities. Eco-ITS(TM) coatings are bio-based urethane floor coverings made using a 95 percent plant-based BiOH® polyol supplied under an exclusive agreement with Cargill.

Tennant's Eco-ITS, which protects floors and offers a sustainable coating application that improves productivity and minimizes shutdowns, offers:

  • Durability - Similar protection and performance as Tennant's WearGuard(TM) technology, which has millions of square feet of coatings applied worldwide

  • Sustainability - An environmentally friendly solution using up to 50 percent plant-based renewable technology

  • Low VOCs - With just 21 g/L VOCs (clear) and 23-46 g/L VOCs (color), can be used even where low VOCs are required by law

  • LEED® Credit Availability - LEED Green Building Certification Program credits for Indoor Environmental Quality (4.2-Low-Emitting Materials, Paints and Coatings) and Materials and Resources (6.0-Rapidly Renewable Materials)

  • Professional Appearance - Available in clear or a variety of colors and in either gloss or satin finish to complement your image and transform your floor

  • Versatility - With combined durability and sustainability, can be used in virtually any type of facility that benefits from floor coatings

    "We're committed to formulating products that not only help our customers create cleaner facilities but that also help meet their sustainability goals," says Mickey Gubman, director of Coating Technologies for Tennant Company. "Eco-ITS offers superior durability while utilizing renewable resources. We believe facility and sustainability managers will benefit from the use of a bio-based polyol in our Eco-ITS(TM) gloss and satin urethane coatings."

    Added Gubman, "Tennant Eco-ITS complements our existing line of sustainable floor coatings and for the first time offers the vast majority of manufacturing, industrial, and warehousing facilities a high-quality, affordable, sustainable plant-based floor coating."

    For more information on Eco-ITS, visit <> .

    About Tennant Company Minneapolis-based Tennant Company (NYSE: TNC) is a world leader in designing, manufacturing, and marketing solutions that help create a cleaner, safer, healthier world. Its products include equipment for maintaining surfaces in industrial, commercial and outdoor environments; chemical-free and other sustainable cleaning technologies; and coatings for protecting, repairing and upgrading floors. Tennant's global field service network is the most extensive in the industry. Tennant has manufacturing operations in Minneapolis, Minn.; Holland, Mich.; Louisville, Ky.; Uden, The Netherlands; the United Kingdom; São Paulo, Brazil; and Shanghai, China; and sells products directly in 15 countries and through distributors in more than 80 countries. For more information, visit <> .

    PATTY GIBBS | President Patty Gibbs & Company | 12465 Heather Avenue N. | Hugo, MN 55038 Direct 651.653.7302 | Cell 651.269.7687 | Fax 651.653.4020
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