J+J | Invision Products Awarded NSF Certification

June 8, 2009

DALTON, GA – J+J | Invision recently announced the NSF/ANSI Standard 140-2007 certification of three of its backing systems: eKo®, TitanBac® Plus and PremierBac™ Plus, eliminating the need to compromise on performance or sustainability when selecting a product. All eKo modular backed carpets have been awarded NSF/ANSI Standard 140-2007 Platinum certification while all PremierBac Plus and TitanBac Plus broadloom backed carpets are now NSF/ANSI Standard 140-2007 Gold certified.

“We are very pleased that J+J | Invision has achieved NSF/ANSI Standard 140-2007 certification,” says David Jolly, president and COO. “We feel that being certified by NSF 140 demonstrates our commitment to sustainable product development, and we are honored to receive this acknowledgement on three of our backing systems.”

NSF 140 recognizes sustainable carpet on three performance levels—silver, gold and platinum—using a rating system for performance and quantifiable metrics in public health and environment, energy and energy efficiency, biobased or recycled materials, manufacturing, reclamation, and end-of-life management.

eKo modular carpet tile—NSF/ANSI Standard 140-2007 Platinum certified—a high- performance modular backing system, features less materials, which means less embodied energy. Designed to provide closed-loop recyclability, products featuring eKo backing can be recycled into new eKo backing once the life of the carpet is complete.  eKo is 33 percent lighter than PVC backing and offers a lifetime warranty for tuft bind strength, moisture barrier, dimensional stability and delamination protection.

TitanBac Plus broadloom carpet—NSF/ANSI Standard 140-2007 Gold certified—features a unique moisture management backing system that prevents moisture from penetrating into the subfloor. TitanBac Plus products feature lifetime warranties for moisture barrier, tuft bind strength and delamination protection.

PremierBac Plus broadloom carpet—NSF/ANSI Standard 140-2007 Gold certified—boasts a lifetime warranty for tuft bind strength and delamination protection while offering broad styling availability. The broadloom backing standard, J+J | Invision’s PremierBac Plus provides superior construction to ensure solid dimensional stability for broadloom carpets.

Nearly five years in development by a multi-stakeholder, consensus-based group, NSF 140 was designed to establish a system with varying levels of certification to define sustainable carpet. NSF 140 establishes performance requirements for public health and environment and addresses the triple bottom line—economic, environmental, and social—throughout the supply chain. NFS 140 is the first multi-attribute American National Standards Institute (ANSI) standard for environmentally preferable carpet.

eKo, TitanBac Plus and PremierBac Plus are part of EnAct®, J+J | Invision’s organization-wide focus on reducing, recycling, reusing and creating a healthier, more sustainable environment. J+J | Invision is committed to being an industry leader in reducing pollutants and minimizing its environmental impact on air, water and land. The company holds each associate responsible for environmental awareness and protection, while promoting cooperation and coordination among industry, government and the public toward the shared goal of reducing waste by recycling.

About NSF
NSF International, a leader in standards development, product testing and certification, has been protecting health, safety and the environment for more than 60 years. NSF clients include more than two-thirds of the FORTUNE 100 manufacturers and retailers. With more than 10,000 clients in 100 countries and a worldwide auditor network, NSF is the preferred business partner for your sustainability solutions. For more information about the NSF 140 standard or NSF certification to NSF 140, visit www.nsf.org.

About J+J | Invision
J+J | Invision is committed to providing the most innovative broadloom and modular carpet products available in the commercial market, uniting design vision with performance and budget. The company works proactively to reduce the time and complexity of the bid process, reduce the need for value-engineering and provide customers with products that help create award-winning spaces that meet sustainability demands. J+J | Invision stands behind its products from specification through installation, providing customers a seamless and rewarding experience with one representative and one brand. For additional information, visit www.jj-invision.com.

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