InPro introduces phthalate-free products

Published: September 19, 2012 6:00 am ET

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Topics Materials, Suppliers, Sustainability, Construction, Pipe/Profile/Tubing

MUSKEGO, WIS. (Sept. 19, 9:45 a.m. ET) — A Wisconsin-based manufacturer of products that protect walls and doors has developed a line of phthalate-free flexible vinyl corner guards and bumpers for use inside the home.

The new corner guards and bumpers from the Door and Wall Protection division of InPro Corp. also contain more than 25 percent renewable resources. They were developed in partnership with Georgia Gulf Corp. and are part of the InPro’s G2 Blend product line of interior protection products that combine PETG with biopolymers.

“The market demands that companies like ours innovate, and move building products beyond just protecting against relentless damage to also safeguarding the health of buildings and the people in them,” said InPro chief operating officer Glenn Kennedy in a news released issued by the Muskego, Wis., earlier this month.

The flexible compounds from Georgia Gulf used by InPro incorporate The Javelin technology plasticizers from bio-based green chemistry firm Segetis Inc. in Golden Valley, Minn.

“With our thriving partnerships that focus on sustainability and an innovative compound development team, the ability to design unique engineered compounds to meet the environmental needs of our customers is now a reality at Georgia Gulf,” said William Doherty, vice president of PVC Compounds at Georgia Gulf.

“We are excited to be the first in our industry to incorporate sustainability in our PVC product offerings,” added Kennedy of InPro. “Our partnership with Georgia Gulf continues to advance our technology in materials and manufacturing processes to provide the best sustainable solution for our customers.”

InPro also introduced a new metal-free rigid vinyl compound that uses an organic-based stabilizer package that was developed by Georgia Gulf.

Just last month, InPro was one of 12 manufacturing companies named to the Inc Magazine list of 5000 fastest growing companies. It employs more than 450 workers, including more than 50 that have been added in the past three years.

According to Inc, InPro’s sales have grown 13 percent over the past three years to $93.4 million.


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