Product News: Architectural and Civil Engineering Products
Sustainable Urethane Floor Coating uses 50% soy plant content.
Press Release Summary:
May 31, 2012 - Made using 95% plant-based BiOHÂ® 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 LEEDÂ® credits.
Original Press Release
Tennant Company Introduces Highly Sustainable Soy Plant-Based Urethane Coatings
Press release date: May 29, 2012
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:
"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 www.tennantco.com
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 www.tennantco.com
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