Amtico Bio is made using an organic by-product of the paper pulping process. It is turned into ethylene and then into vinyl, cutting carbon emissions by 90 per cent compared to traditional luxury vinyl tiles (LVT), according to Amtico.
Amtico produces the flooring solution using the bio-attributed or “mass balance” approach, which means that every time Amtico Bio product is ordered, the full amount of renewable material needed to make it is added into the company’s production process.
The products then contain a mix of fossil- and bio-based raw materials, but the materials are segregated in bookkeeping, allowing Amtico to offer Amtico Bio as a certifiably sustainable product, independently audited by the International Sustainability and Carbon Certification (ISCC).
“This ensures our bio-attributed flooring is affordable and accessible for everyone, as well as supports the next step in PVC’s sustainability journey,” said Amtico marketing director Holly Johnson.
This approach also means Amtico Bio can be specified with a wide range of Amtico’s existing designs, including the Signature, Spacia and Form collections.
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