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Bona® Adhesives Earn GREENGUARD Gold Certification

Friday, June 26, 2020

Safer, Silane-Based Wood Floor Adhesives Offer Zero VOCs and High LEED Point Value

Englewood, Colo., June 25, 2020 –Bona US, a global, sustainably-driven company that supplies products for installing, renovating, maintaining, and restoring premium floors, has earned GREENGUARD Gold Certification on its full line of wood floor adhesive products.

The stringent certification validates Bona’s sustainability commitment by ensuring
healthier indoor air quality, particularly for sensitive individuals. Bona is the first in the industry to receive GREENGUARD Gold Certification for its wood flooring adhesive products.

The GREENGUARD Gold certification applies to Bona’s full line of silane-based wood flooring adhesive products including Bona R851®, Bona R850T®, Bona® R859, and Bona R880™. These products are known in the industry for exceptional green grab strength and unsurpassed final shear strength as well as extended open times and moisture protection. Additionally, all Bona adhesives can be used with radiant heat systems.

“By earning GREENGUARD Gold Certification for its products, Bona has demonstrated its dedication to supporting healthier indoor environments, a critically important effort, as many spend upwards of 90% of their time indoors,” said Albert Uggetti, Vice President and General Manager of UL’s Environment & Sustainability division.

GREENGUARD Gold Certification (formerly known as GREENGUARD Children & Schools Certification) offers stricter certification criteria, considers safety factors to account for sensitive individuals (such as children and the elderly), and ensures that a product is acceptable for use in environments such as schools and healthcare facilities. It is referenced by both The Collaborative for High Performance Schools (CHPS) and the Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Building Rating System.

“This is an important validation for our global line of wood floor adhesives,” said Wayne Highlander, National Sales Manager, Adhesives, Bona. “Contributing to safer and more sustainable building products and practices is core to our business. Bona adhesives combine exceptional performance qualities with a safer installation environment which is a win for all involved.”

The Bona System of finishes, stains, machines, and the new GREENGUARD Gold certified adhesives can be found at any distributor that carries Bona.