A look at some of the wide range of products launched at Greenbuild 2010 in Chicago.



Domestic Alchemy new from Bentley Prince Street

Domestic Alchemy from Bentley Prince Street is a broadloom collection made using Aquafil Alto cf type 6 nylon. Offered in 15 metallic-infused colorways, Domestic Alchemy features High PerformancePC backing, which contains a minimum average 10 percent post-consumer recycled content. www.bentleyprincestreet.com

Anderson hardwoods earn GreenGuard Children & Schools

All Anderson hardwood products are now GreenGuard Children & Schools certified. To achieve the certification, Anderson products were screened for more than 10,000 VOCs and were verified to meet required California chronic exposure levels, including 13.5 parts per billion of formaldehyde. www.andersonfloors.com

Invista's Antron brand launches Life Cycle Impact Calculator

Invista, maker of Antron carpet fiber, has launched the Life Cycle Impact (LCI) Calculator at antron.net and antronfirstlife.net. The tool shows architects, designers and end-users the potential energy and greenhouse gas emissions savings that can be achieved by specifying carpet made with Antron fiber, based on the projected first life of the carpet, and equating those savings to real-world examples.

Eco-Naturals Eco-Shell a new floor/tread from Johnsonite

Johnsonite has taken the wraps off of Eco-Naturals Eco-Shell with Cork, a collection of rubber tile and treads that are made using walnut shell dust, rubber and cork. Available in 24” by 24” tiles, Eco-Shell with Cork is offered in 24 colors along with a range of stair treads, in a hammered finish. www.johnsonite.com

Crossville's Empire stone offers SCS-certified recycled content

Crossville has enhanced its Empire Porcelain Stone line, with 20 percent SCS-certified recycled content, an updated color palette including Alabaster white, and newly designed mosaics to sizes including 21" x 21" and popular plank shapes. Polished and unpolished finishes are also available. www.crossvilleinc.com

Tandus' Genesis fiber wraps nylon sheath around biopolymer core

Tandus Flooring unveils Genesis, a flooring fiber featuring 15 percent biopolymer in a durable nylon outer layer, in yarn- or solution-dyed options. The result is a bio-based yarn with the commercial performance and aesthetics of nylon, according to the company. www.tandus.com

New PacifiCrest carpets earn CRI Green Label Plus

PacifiCrest presents Athena (pictured), Poseidon and Zeus carpets, featuring XTI type 6,6 nylon fiber. Offered in 24 colorations, these patterned loop construction products are backed by a 10-year abrasive fiber wear warranty and static protection. The carpets are CRI Green Label Plus certified. www.pacificrest.com

Milliken's Southern Analog features 70 percent recycled content

Southern Analog, Milliken Contract’s latest carbon neutral modular carpet, uses Aquafil Econyl 75 solution-dyed yarn, containing 70 percent recycled content in 65 percent post-industrial and 5 percent post-consumer content. The collection also offers bio-based, adhesive-free TractionBack modular installation designed to eliminate VOCs. www.millikencontract.com

CBC Flooring products in EcoBox environmentally friendly packaging

CBC Flooring is offering a family of environmentally friendly flooring adhesives and accessories that come in recycled packaging called EcoBox. They include 5100 Recycled Limestone and Homogeneous Tile Adhesive, 5000 Premium Resilient Flooring Adhesive, 5600 Hurry Up! Concrete Moisture Sealer and 5700 Cover Up! Cutback and Adhesive Residue Encapsulator. www.cbcflooring.com

Karastan's Pretty Concrete broadloom carries green certifications

Karastan Contract, a brand of The Mohawk Group, introduces Pretty Concrete. The broadloom, which is designed to offer the durability of hard surface with the style and comfort of soft flooring, is CRI Green Label Plus and NSF 140 Platinum certified and its recommended adhesives meet the most stringent rules for VOC emissions, the company said. www.karastancontract.com

GreenWizard unveils Workflow Pro online tool

GreenWizard Inc., a web-based system that allows architects, engineers, and contractors to cross-search, compare, and document products for LEED and green commercial construction, has launched its Workflow Pro product online at www.GreenWizard.com. For $9.99 a month, users of Workflow Pro can begin to build and document construction projects, and can search for building products in the GreenWizard database.

Reztec from Expanko offers SCS-certified recycled content

Expanko’s Reztec recycled rubber flooring has been certified by SCS for recycled content. Products certified by SCS can help meet the criteria for LEED MR 4.1 and/or MR 4.2. www.expanko.com