Richmond, Virginia - Kincaid Furniture, a US custom upholstery company, said it will use Carpenter Co.'s soya-based foam cushioning in all of its upholstered products.
Renew cushions use a soya-based polyol to make polyurethane foam, which Kincaid said can "greatly reduce environmental impact." The cushions are also PBDE-free (polybrominated diphenyl ethers), CFC-free (chlorofluorocarbon) and recyclable, the company said in a 17 Oct news release.
"We have a company-wide commitment to produce furnishings that meet or exceed current and future standards for environmental stewardship," said Kincaid's president, Steve Kincaid. "Including Renew cushioning is the next step in a rigorous but satisfying process to live up to that pledge."
Kincaid said it has achieved both the Enhancing Furniture's Environmental Culture (EFEC) and Sustainable By Design (SBD) designations from the American Home Furnishings Alliance (AHFA). These audited, ongoing processes require the company to address and maintain environmental management programmes at individual facilities and throughout their global supply chain.