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With thousands of announcements each year regarding new green products and services, it is important to have one “go to” news source. Green Lodging News includes product news and much more. Got news to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com. Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives. They are occasionally written by the editor.

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With thousands of announcements each year regarding new green products and services, it is important to have one “go to” news source. Green Lodging News includes product news and much more. Got news to share? Contact Glenn Hasek, Green Lodging News, editor, at (813) 510-3868, or contact him by e-mail at: greenlodgingnews@gmail.com. Articles posted in the Vendor News section are press releases submitted by vendors and/or their public relations representatives. They are occasionally written by the editor.

W.L. Gore Introduces Premium Hospitality Mattress Cover

NEWARK, DELA.—W. L. Gore & Associates, Inc., the inventor of GORE-TEX fabric, has developed a premium mattress cover to meet the demanding needs of the hospitality industry. Using its patented barrier technology, Gore has developed a mattress cover that provides “invisible” protection for hotel mattresses. Because of its soft, quiet performance and moisture vapor breathability, the GORE Mattress Cover delivers absolute protection against liquids and environmental contaminants, while keeping guests from feeling too hot or cold. “Only Gore can produce a mattress cover that embodies 25 years of research in barrier technologies that provides comfort, durability and liquid protection,” says...

Rubbermaid Commercial Rolls Out New Glutton Recycling Station

WINCHESTER, VA.—Rubbermaid Commercial Products (RCP) announces its “Smarter Recycling” solution: The Glutton Recycling Station. It combines the trusted Glutton and Slim Jim strength and durability into a high-capacity station that can separate up to four waste streams for more efficient recycling. “Supporting our customers’ recycling efforts while working to help reduce their waste disposal and labor costs is our priority for the Glutton Recycling Station,” says Victoria Ciupak, product manager for Rubbermaid Commercial Products. “For a recycling collection to be successful, the receptacles have to be as easy to maintain as they are to use. And with Rubbermaid Commercial...

AgION Upholstery Collection Features Antimicrobial Technology

ROCHESTER HILLS, MICH.—C.F. Stinson introduces a breakthrough surface material, the AgION Upholstery Collection; the first, PVC-free upholstery with AgION, a patented, safe, antimicrobial technology that actively targets bacteria on the protected surface of the upholstery for the life of the furniture. Recently recognized with a Best of NeoCon Gold Award, this new collection is durable and environmentally friendly with a “built-in” ability to naturally and continuously resist bacteria and other microorganisms. In addition, it is impervious to fluids and easy to clean. The PVC-free AgION Collection from C.F. Stinson is an innovative surface material, representing an entirely new...

GreenPan Rolls Out Cookware with Eco-Friendly Coating

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.—GreenPan cookware with Thermolon non-stick coating is the first environmentally-friendly, PTFE-free non-stick cookware available since the introduction of non-stick technology in 1960. Utilizing a ceramic-based non-stick technology, GreenPan provides professional chefs with superior performance and an unrivaled ability to cook without scratching or overheating. The cookware is available as a six-piece set. Despite numerous modifications and improvements to non-stick technology over the last several decades, the essential element in traditional non-stick technology, polytetrafluorethylene (PTFE), has remained the same since it was created in 1938. Perfluorooctanoic acid (PFOA) is a synthetic chemical used to manufacture PTFE. In January...

Silver State Fabrics Line Includes New Torino Polyurethane

SALT LAKE CITY, UTAH—Silver State Inc. has released Torino Polyurethane, a new offering by SilverState fabrics. According to the company, Torino represents a new evolution in polyurethane faux leather, one that brings a high-sheened antique flavor to this category. Until now, the antique look was accessible only in the most exclusive of homes, the top national boardrooms and the finest luxury suites, says Manoli Sargetakis, a principal of Silver State Inc. “We have combined this rich and elegant look with extremely high performance specifications (will meet 800,000 double rubs Wyzenbeek for abrasion) while still maintaining Torino’s unbelievably soft, creamy hand,”...

Hansgrohe Brochure Highlights Line Of Bath Faucets, Shower Products

ALPHARETTA, GA.—A comprehensive presentation of the complete offering of Hansgrohe bath faucets, showers and accessories is now available in a new, 106-page, soft-cover brochure from the company. The brochure includes a complement of full-page color photographs showing Hansgrohe products in “lifestyle” settings, while also providing individual “silhouette”-style images of virtually every item in the extensive offering. Photography and illustration are also used to highlight product functionality and operation, as well as how easy it is to install and clean certain items. The new brochure devotes separate, multi-page presentations to showerheads, handshowers, wallbars, showerpipes, showerpanels, and bodysprays, as well as the...

Green Vacation Hub Tops 200 Property Listings

YACHATS, ORE.—The revolution is here, and it’s green. Words like “global warming” and “sustainable”—once just techno-jargon—are now in the mainstream as the environmental movement takes new shape and a sharper focus. We’re reducing carbon footprints. Decreasing chemicals. Increasing organics. We’re protecting the earth’s natural resources and saving the planet. And not just on home turf, but with suitcases and hiking shoes as we travel the globe. What does green really mean? In short, going ‘green’ means to change everyday habits as a way to preserve the earth for future generations. In the lodging industry, green practices have been...

GLN Adds Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc. as a Founding Sponsor

CLEVELAND, OHIO—Hasek Communications, the Cleveland, Ohio-based publisher of Green Lodging News, welcomes Valley Forge Fabrics, Inc. as a Founding Sponsor. Valley Forge Fabrics is a 30-year-old American fabric house specializing in quality hospitality and contract upholstery and drapery. Valley Forge is a family owned and operated business with fully staffed offices in the United States, Australia, Dubai, Italy, Hong Kong and Shanghai. Valley Forge introduces FRESH—Fabrics Redefining Environmental Standards (for) Hospitality. FRESH fabrics are made with post-industrial and post-consumer recycled synthetic yarns. FRESH fabrics are recyclable—and meet all the stringent ACT guidelines and hospitality industry expectations for durability, strength, colorfastness...

New GreenSpec Directory Available from BuildingGreen

BRATTLEBORO, VT.—The fully revised seventh edition of the GreenSpec Directory of environmentally preferable building products is now available. More than 2,100 listings from more than 1,500 companies are included—232 are new in this edition. This 392-page edition is organized by the expanded CSI MasterFormat 2004 structure and contains new Division 1 specifications. Go to BuildingGreen.

AQS Provides Test for Identifying Mold Resistant Building Materials

ATLANTA—In today’s marketplace, a green building means an energy efficient, healthy building, but nothing can tarnish that sparkling image faster than indoor mold growth. Lenders and insurers as well as building owners and managers know that when mold takes hold, it can cause deterioration of building materials, which can be expensive and inconvenient to replace. Indoor mold growth also can become a source of indoor air pollutants, which can lead to serious health problems, including allergic reactions and asthma attacks. To help take the guesswork out of selecting building materials that resist mold growth and to support product manufacturers in...