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DriTac’s adhesives and sealers meet Green Label Plus

BY HBSDealer Staff

Clifton, N.J.-based DriTac Flooring Products has launched a full line of adhesives and concrete sealers that have been certified by the Carpet and Rug Institute’s (CRI) Green Label Plus Program for Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). 

According to the Carpet and Rug Institute, Green Label Plus is a voluntary, industry-testing program for carpet and adhesive products that establishes the highest standard for indoor air quality. The Carpet and Rug Institute created Green Label Plus to identify carpets and adhesives that are tested by an independent, certified laboratory and meet stringent criteria for low chemical emissions. 

Manufactured in the United States, DriTac’s line —  DriTac 1001 All-In-One Urethane Adhesive/4-In-1 System, DriTac 7500 Eco-Urethane Adhesive, DriTac 7700 Easy Clean MS Polymer Adhesive, DriTac 9200 FasTac Polymeric Resin Adhesive and DriTac Eco-8000 Moisture Guard Concrete Moisture Barrier and Crack Suppressant — all offer zero VOCs and zero solvents, according to the company.

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Laticrete launches waste-reducing grout kit

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Laticrete, manufacturer of systems for the installation of tile and stone, launched its Laticrete Grout Channel Refurbishment Kit with the environmental benefit of waste reduction.

The new eco-friendly program was developed by marketing experts at Laticrete in concert with the January 2011 introduction of six exciting new grout colors designed to refresh the 40 options available for designing with tile and stone. The refurbished Laticrete Grout Channel Kit program allows Laticrete sales representatives and Laticrete customers in the field to simply pop out the discontinued grout color channels and replace them with the six new colors available, avoiding the disposal of outdated grout channel kits. This refurbishment kit supports the Laticrete commitment to green initiatives by reducing waste.

“The refurbishment of the grout channel kits is one example where a small adjustment contributes to the greater good of all the efforts Laticrete makes on behalf of the environment,” said Maria Oliveira, Laticrete corporate marketing manager. “We are simply committed to sustainability.” 

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NPD Group names president of home business unit

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Port Washington, N.Y.-based NPD Group named Perry James, a 16-year veteran with the research firm, as the new president of home and office supplies. 

James replaces Peter Goldman, who moved on to a position within NPD as senior VP of the Technology Analyst Business. 

Before his current position, James was president of NPD’s Office Supplies and Software businesses. From 2005 through 2007, he was with the home group on the business development side.

"We’re very excited to be expanding our coverage of the hardware and home improvement industry," James said. 

James will be based in the company’s Port Washington headquarters.

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