July, 9 2024 | 2 min read

By Kristi Rubino, Director of Strategic Environmental Initiatives, Mayer Fabrics

At Mayer Fabrics, sustainability is more than a commitment – it’s a proactive strategy addressing today’s challenges. Transparency is fundamental to our values; we believe in being honest with ourselves and all stakeholders about the impact of the built environment. In this post, we’re exploring our “Evolving Vinyl” product category, showcasing our progress, and identifying areas for future improvement.

Our expertise lies in providing comprehensive coated solutions for designers creating high-performance spaces across various sectors, including healthcare, senior living, education, and community environments. We understand the unique challenges designers face, particularly regarding illness transmission, and this challenge drives our commitment to innovative solutions.

Vinyl is relevant due to its durability and cost-effectiveness, making it a preferred choice for demanding facilities. Through our Evolving Vinyl solutions, we’re proud to offer more environmentally friendly vinyl products. These products have undergone significant reformulation, making them some of the most sustainable coated options available today.

Key attributes of Evolving Vinyl products include:

  • No added flame retardants
  • Phthalate-Free
  • No intentionally added PFAS
  • No Antimicrobial Additives
  • Available with a Health Product Declaration (HPD)

However, our pursuit of sustainability is ongoing. We constantly strive to improve our offerings, which is why we call them Evolving – we are always seeking enhancements, considering the complete life cycle of our products. This dedication to continuous improvement and responsible stewardship drives our innovation.

Beyond major reformulations, simple actions can significantly impact the environment, and everyone can contribute. For instance, following proper care instructions for coated products, such as rinsing with clean water after using harsh cleaning agents, helps maintain surface integrity and ensures longevity and effectiveness.

At Mayer Fabrics, our commitment to sustainability and innovation remains steadfast. We’re devoted to providing solutions that meet the diverse needs of various markets while upholding our responsibility to the planet. Together, we can create a healthier environment for future generations.

About the Author

Kristi Rubino serves as Mayer’s Director of Strategic Environmental Initiatives, overseeing and driving sustainability efforts. She is continually enhancing her expertise in the commercial interiors industry, cultivating robust relationships, and deepening her passion for environmental stewardship. Recently, Kristi earned her LEED® Green certification.

Kristi’s insatiable passion for the great outdoors surfaced at an early age. Hiking through rugged mountains, kayaking down tranquil rivers or simply taking a walk in a park brings her joy. She loves capturing these moments with her camera and is especially happy when joined by her sons and dogs.

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