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ITW TACC Customers Breathe Clean Air

ITW TACC, an ITW adhesives business in Rockland, MA, added more products certified safe for indoor air quality by the GREENGUARD Environmental Institute (GEI). The GEI is an internationally recognized, independent organization that uses rigorous testing and empirical data to set higher safety standards for products that emit harmful volatile organic compounds (VOCs) into the air of indoor spaces. Air quality affects workers who use adhesives as well as consumers spending time in homes and offices constructed with these products. The certification also qualifies the products for LEED credits (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design), the accepted rating system for “green” construction developed by the U.S. Green Building Council. GEI certification is voluntaryseparate from government ozone regulationsand not required. TACC has pursued voluntary certification for 20 products, ensuring that VOCs levels are not only safe, but exceptionally low across its product line. TACC also developed a program that annually recycles thousands of single-use metal adhesive canisters.

LEFT TO RIGHT: Pheap Chhitth, Production team leader, Kate Ryan, Environmental health & safety manager, Mike Atwater, Lead chemist, Fred Walnut, Business manager