Tennant Co. Introduces Bio-Based Urethane Coatings
MINNEAPOLIS — Tennant Co. has launched sustainable urethane floor coatings that are 50 percent soy plant-based and specifically designed for manufacturing, industrial and warehousing facilities. Eco-ITS™ coatings are bio-based urethane floor coverings made using a 95 percent plant-based BiOH® polyol supplied under an exclusive agreement with Cargill.
Tennant’s Eco-ITS protects floors and offers a sustainable coating application that improves productivity and minimizes shutdowns. With just 21 g/L VOCs (clear) and 23-46 g/L VOCs (color), the coatings can be used where low VOCs are required by law. The coatings offer LEED® Green Building Certification Program credits for Indoor Environmental Quality (4.2—Low-Emitting Materials, Paints and Coatings) and Materials and Resources (6.0—Rapidly Renewable Materials). The coatings are available in clear or a variety of colors and in either gloss or satin finish.
“We’re committed to formulating products that not only help our customers create cleaner facilities but that also help meet their sustainability goals,” said Mickey Gubman, Director of Coating Technologies for Tennant Co. “Eco-ITS offers superior durability while utilizing renewable resources. We believe facility and sustainability managers will benefit from the use of a bio-based polyol in our Eco-ITS™ gloss and satin urethane coatings.”