Tarkett first flooring manufacturer to source INOVYN’s bio-attributed vinyl
Tarkett will be the first flooring manufacturer to source INOVYN’s bio-attributed vinyl BIOVYNTM for a new collection to be launched in Europe in 2020
Tarkett announces the sourcing of BIOVYN, the world’s first commercially available grade of bio-attributed vinyl by INOVYN, using a supply chain recognized by The Roundtable on Sustainable Biomaterials (RSB)*. BIOVYN is made using bio-attributed ethylene, a renewable feedstock derived from non-food biomass. It is recognized by RSB as delivering a 100% substitution of fossil feedstock in its production system, enabling a greenhouse gas saving of over 90% compared to conventionally produced vinyl.
This move is a concrete example of Tarkett’s commitment to seek innovative alternatives to conventional vinyl sourcing, that helps mitigate climate change through lower greenhouse gas emissions, and preserve the world’s finite resources. It will also enable Tarkett to meet the customers’ demand for vinyl floors made out of less fossil resources, gradually replaced by renewable feedstock derived from non-food biomass.
“We are extremely pleased to partner with INOVYN and source the world’s first commercially available grade of bio-attributed vinyl”, said Myriam Tryjefaczka, Director Sustainability and Public Affairs for Tarkett EMEA. “It illustrates once again Tarkett’s commitment to push the boundaries of sustainable innovations. Sourcing BIOVYNTM for a new flooring collection to be launched in Europe in 2020 is a key step in our journey to shift toward a circular economy model and respond to climate challenges.”