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Phifer introduces petroleum savings & greenhouse gas avoidance calculator tool

October 1st, 2015 / By: / News

Phifer Inc. is unveiled a new online Petroleum Savings & CO2 Greenhouse Gas Avoidance calculator tool for SheerWeave® Style 4000/4100/ 4400 interior sun control fabrics made with sustainable DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ Bio-Based Plasticizers.

To use the tool, simply input the total area of square yards, feet or meters of glass to be covered with shade fabric in a specific project and the calculator will compute the petroleum savings and avoidance of greenhouse gas emissions achieved when using these bio-based options.

Phifer’s SheerWeave Style 4000 Series Fabrics with DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ Bio-Based Plasticizers combine the durability of vinyl-coated polyester with the latest in green vinyl technology for a next-generation, eco-friendly shading solution that offers responsible light management and energy savings. This unique green technology is exclusive to Phifer for the window treatment industry.

DOW ECOLIBRIUM™ Plasticizers are made from 98% renewable feedstock and offer a phthalate-free alternative to shades constructed with traditional petroleum-based plasticizers. Redefining vinyl sustainability, these new compounds meet tough regulatory requirements, providing a reduced carbon footprint and compound that can be recycled in a standard vinyl stream. DOW plasticizers reduce greenhouse gases by 40 percent versus traditional plasticizers.

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