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Grenite Environmental Product Declaration Issued

Posted on 28 May 2013 by cradmin

An Environmental Product Declaration (EPD) for Grenite engineered stone by Saint-Gobain was issued. Compliant with ISO 14025, EPDs are internationally recognized, standardized tools that detail the environmental impact of a product. The move is made to help architects and designers better identify environmental impacts from building materials when making purchasing decisions. To determine the product’s eligibility for an EPD, UL Environment tested one square meter of the Grenite Recycled Refractory (Birch Prada) and the Grenite Recycled Slag (Anaconda Black) line in accordance with EPD product category rules (PCRs). UL Environment develops EPDs in five steps, including verifying the product lifecycle assessment (LCA) meets requirements defined in the PCRs. The EPD presents the results of the LCA along with additional information about the product’s performance and other sustainability attributes.

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Grenite Receives Food Zone Certification

Posted on 27 March 2013 by cradmin

The Grenite Engineered Stone Series offered by Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics has received “food zone” certification from NSF International, an independent organization that certifies products for the consumer goods, food and water industries.  Grenite is made from up to 80 percent post-consumer recycled materials. NSF approved the use of Grenite as a table or countertop for “all food contact types” at a maximum temperature of 400-degrees F in the following Grenite colors:  Rouho (red); Azulize (blue); Raw (tan); Cinario (light grey); Java (brown); Viridani (green); Celebrity (black and tan); and Birch Prada (beige) . Grenite also has an NSF “splash zone” certification, for use on surfaces that are subject to spillage, splash or other food soiling during operation.

 

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Saint Gobain Donates Countertops To Charity

Posted on 19 December 2012 by cradmin

Saint-Gobain donated Grenite engineered stone countertops, along with some green building expertise, to YouthBuild Philadelphia Charter School and the Akron Summit Community Action YouthBuild Program. The programs help young people from low-income backgrounds earn high school diplomas while also picking up job skills while building sustainable and affordable housing.

YouthBuild Philadelphia built a LEED-certified two-family home, in which Grenite, in the color Birch Prada, was installed for countertops and an island. The Akron Youthbuild project was a platinum-certified split-level five-bedroom home, which also used donated Grenite countertops.

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Grenite Receives NSF ‘Food Zone’ Certification

Posted on 24 November 2012 by cradmin

Grenite, an engineered stone product from Saint-Gobain Performance Plastics received “food zone” certification from NSF International

“Saint-Gobain’s Grenite certification underscores the company’s commitment in meeting the highest food safety standards,” said Sarah Krol, general manager of NSF International’s Food Equipment Certification Program.

NSF International approved the use of Grenite as a table or countertop for “all food contact types” at a maximum temperature of 400 degrees Fahrenheit in the following Grenite colors: Raw (tan); Viridani (green); Rouho (red); Azulize (blue); Celebrity (black and tan); Birch Prada (beige); Cinario (light grey); and Java (brown). Grenite also has an NSF International “splash zone” certification, which means it can be used on surfaces that are subject to spillage, splash or other food soiling during operation.

Grenite is eligible for LEED points through the USGBC, and features up to 85 percent post-consumer recycled content. Manufactured in the United States, Grenite is GREENGUARD certified, nonporous, and durable, according to the company.

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