Why PVC Free?

Carnegie’s commitment to quality an innovation is inseparable from its commitment to sustainability. The research and development of sustainable textiles is one of our major business principles, which led us to becoming the first PVC-free textile and wallcovering company. The more we learned about the potential for the release of dioxin during the PVC manufacturing process, plasticizers during use, and dioxin during disposal if PVC is burned, we were convinced that we did not want PVC in our products.  We are dedicated to finding high performance alternatives for walls, windows, and furniture.

What is PVC?

PVC or vinyl is a common component of furniture, textiles and wallcoverings.  PVC is produced from vinyl chloride monomer.  Because PVC or vinyl is inherently rigid, it requires plasticizers to soften it or make it more flexible for uses such as wallcovering and upholstery.  These plasticizers can be released during use and vinyl manufacturing, among other processes, is a contributor of dioxin to our environment.

Reports on PVC by several organizations gives insight into this material. We invite you to draw your own conclusions:
USGBC | Healthy Building Network | Healthcare without Harm

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What We Do

• Continuously monitor our materials and their resulting impact on the planet.
• Leverage that information to improve our products.
•Push to achieve the highest levels of sustainability across all products lines.





• Focus on what’s needed to create a better tomorrow.
• Maintain the utmost respect for our employees, clients and the planet.
• Carnegie is committed to educating our clients on environmental issues.

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Xorel

• It’s a high performance woven alternative to vinyl.
• Xorel patterns are inherently chlorine and plasticizer free.
• Xorel’s versatility makes it the perfect solution for walls, panels, and upholstery.
• Meets or exceeds all the specification requirements of a Type II wallcovering under CCC-408D.

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TPOs for Wallcoverings

• Free of plasticizers, chlorine, formaldehyde, heavy metals, and halogenated fire retardants.
• Uses water based inks and coatings only.
• Meets or exceeds all the specification requirements of a Type II wallcovering under CCC-408D.

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