Midland, Mich.-based Styron said its LOMAX Technology, which uses methane gas from a nearby landfill to produce its latex carpet backing, has reduced more than 80 million pounds of carbon dioxide emissions since launching the product in 2007. This figure is nearly 30 million pounds more than originally anticipated, according to the company.

“We are very pleased to see that LOMAX Technology is largely exceeding our expectations,” said Todd Crook, Styron’s global communications director.